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Paul Ruderman

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder & CEO, UpdateZen; Prior: co-founded and built leading enterprise healthcare software co; Now, looking Beta users for UpdateZen.

Founder & CEO, UpdateZen; Prior: co-founded and built leading enterprise healthcare software co; Now, looking Beta users for UpdateZen.

15 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea I'm commited to
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In




Founder & CEO UpdateZen October 2013 - present
Co-Founder & COO LiveProcess March 2005 - January 2013


Tufts University 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Saas
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Enterprise
  • • Mobile Apps
  • • User Interface Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Saas • Management • Entrepreneurship • Strategy • Healthcare information technology

Key Accomplishments

In building my first company, which I co-founded in 2005 and spent 8 years growing, I realized that I am a productivity and efficiency geek. I love optimizing the ways people communicate internally in an organization. And that realization was the impetus to start my new venture,

UpdateZen will be the second-most used business mobile app by CEO's, leaders, executives, managers, directors, and editors. A huge and lucrative market. An incredible opportunity at the intersection of 4 very hot spaces: mobile, enterprise, B2B, and SaaS. This is my second startup and I cannot overstate the importance of having been thru the wars and thrashing of building startups. Eight years in the trenches, I've seen just about everything. Have a superb dev team on board already, and now I'm just looking for beta testers for UpdateZen.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I have substantial experience building complex enterprise applications - and a complex, exciting business - from scratch to over 500 enterprise customers across the country. I bring great energy and laser-like focus to our work and our goals. I get more done in 10 hours than just about anyone else in twice the time. And I am well known to have the highest integrity in everything I do, and in each relationship I have with my employees and team. Unrivaled work ethic, and also FUN to work with... all the time. But very serious about my work. I am a superb collaborator and can connect with just about everyone in our organization. I am very perceptive with our people, personally and professionally, and it helps when driving teams to accomplish great things against great odds.

As an Advisor

I love learning about others' startups, and can bring years of startup, mobile, enterprise experience in operations, product, and building a startup from scratch to significant market penetration. If your product interests me, you will be hard pressed to find a more helpful, or more engaged advisor.

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Dan Napolitano
We worked together at LiveProcess
Paul really understands how to begin with only a vision and build a team and a business around that vision. He's one of the most capable and ... professional operations people with whom I've worked.
Manrajdeep Singh
We worked together at LiveProcess
Paul was VP of Operations during my tenure at LiveProcess. He is intelligent, professional and a respected leader. Paul possesses the capaci ... ty, experience and breadth of understanding to manage complex business issues across multiple disciplines. I highly recommend Paul and would gladly work with him again.
John Larkin
We worked together
Paul is multi-talented, dedicated and driven. He absorbs and distills vast amounts of information very quickly. He is concerned not only wit ... h building a successful organization but also in building successful relationships. Employees and shareholders alike trust Paul, customers count on his stewardship. He has the highest integrity and morality and he accepts personal responsibility for complying with the multitude of laws and regulations that govern every business association. I speak from the perspective of a long career that has encompassed working with Fortune 200, Private 100, closely held small businesses, and a 501 (C) (3) across a broad spectrum of industries. Paul is easily one of the most talented and decent individuals with whom I have had the pleasure of working during my long career.
Thomas Christian
We worked together
Paul IS a great entrepreneur, with a proven track record. It my pleasure to vouch for Paul.
Frederic Chandler
We worked together at LiveProcess
Paul is an excellent and inspiring team leader. He is passionate, resourceful, cares about his team and empowers them each accomplish their ... individual goals.
Mitch Saruwatari
We worked together
Paul served as our COO which is really an understatement to his actual role. He developed all customer contracts, set and enforced HR polic ... ies, expanded customer relationships, supported our sales team, managed compensation, worked with investors, helped drive our product forward through marketing and product management and was our company ombudsman between staff and leaders. Most of all, Paul was an avid champion for the company, products and team members.
Amy Stein
We worked together
A growing business needs a strong team to move it forward. Paul is the person you want building that team and creating the systems that mak ... e a company work. Paul makes people feel like more than just a headcount. Where he leads, people will follow. He also happens to be smart, a great communicator, and can get things done.
Fred Sievers
We worked together at LiveProcess
To me a "great entrepreneur" is one who has the vision to see an object for what it can be, the ability to shape it into that vision and the ... n the charisma to successfully sell it to others. Paul has all three of these traits. Paul is a serial entrepreneur. He has already been involved in the start up of two companies: the Paul Ruderman Band and LiveProcess. He is driven by the passion to succeed and the passion to help other people succeed, be they clients, staff members or friends. I can honestly say that there are few people I have worked with who are more driven and efficient than Paul when it comes to getting something accomplished, he is relentless. I swear, sometimes I thought he had found a way to clone himself!
Scott Zucker
They're my school
He is extremely creative and has great instincts about what people want to make their lives better and more efficient.
Michael Meehan
We worked together at LiveProcess
I worked for Paul in a startup environment where we had an aggressive delivery schedule and a small staff and tight budget. Paul provided ... great leadership in this environment. He is excellent at leading and motivating people. He is analytical yet quick to determine and communicate solutions to fast arising business needs and issues.
Diane Garey
We worked together
Paul has both great ideas and is the absolute best person I've ever worked with for simply getting done what needs to be done, regardless of ... resources or the situation. With his experience and skills as well his ability to motivate people, he can easily run with ideas on his own or bring in the right people to help. He'll be fantastic at whatever he chooses to do.
Paul Grand
They're my school
Paul commits completely to is company and the task at hand. Some people are good at starting companies, but they lack the operational experi ... ence needed to grow a company. Paul brings both the passion of a start-up guy and the operational experience to succeed in the long run.
Jeff Soares
We worked together
Yes he would. I worked with Paul for close to 6 years and he was great to work with. He is very driven and customer focused. He has very ... creative ideas for solving customer problems and moving things forward.
Cheryl Beano
We worked together at LiveProcess
Paul is the one of few people I have worked for that I know would and will achieve what he sets out to do. The amount of energy and passion ... he pours into projects far exceeds the average persons. He gladly takes on the responsibilities of the many pressures that are innate to owning a project. He is resilient and therefore can withstand the many obstacles he will encounter as an entrepreneur. He has a keen understanding of the delicate balance between keeping an eye on the bottom dollar and knowing when to take the risk. It was an honor to be asked by Paul to vouch for him. I worked for Paul for close to 5 years and within those 5 years, I gained the knowledge of how to truly own projects. It was under his tutelage that I was able to grow at the company and be recognized as go to person to get the the job done. I have broadened my own skill set by having been able to work with him. My goal has been to always keep striving for more without setting limits and Paul gave me the confidence to do that. Sitting here today, it would come as no surprise to me that he succeeds if not exceeds at the endeavors he embarks upon. I would be the first person to stand up and say I am on board with any journey Paul sets out on.
Daniel Kelly
We worked together at LiveProcess
Paul has demonstrated a strong ability to lead. He is a savvy operational leader and manager with unparalleled enthusiasm for building succ ... essful start ups. His grasp of finance allows him to maximize the value delivered to customers. He's a shrewd negotiator. His background in technology adds significant perspective. It's also rare to meet someone with Paul's entrepreneurial zeal and proven track record of success. Paul will be a great entrepreneur because he'll draw on his past experience as a successful entrepreneur.