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Paul Paetz

Advisor Greater Atlanta Area, US

Startup Advisor, Consultant in Disruptive Innovation, Adjunct Professor

Startup Advisor, Consultant in Disruptive Innovation, Adjunct Professor

10 vouches

Involved In


Ethoca Limited


Adjunct Professor Mercer University - Stetson School of Business and Economics August 2015 - present
CEO Innovative Disruption January 2008 - present
Acting VP Marketing Ethoca Limited March 2009 - February 2011
CEO Innovative Disruption, Inc. January 2008 - present
Acting VP Marketing Ethoca March 2009 - February 2011
Disruption Consultant The Disruption Group August 2006 - January 2008
Principal Neooss 2003 - December 2006
Director, Strategic Marketing Netron 1998 - 2003


Mercer University

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Music
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Have worked in and around tech, primarily b2b + startups, since I started working. Currently run a consultancy specialized in disruptive innovation, with special focus on marketing strategy for companies that want/intend to disrupt markets.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Experience, thoughtfulness, ability to think strategically but get hands dirty with tactics, adjusting on the fly. Exceptional writing ability (currently writing a book). Presentation/persuasion skills.

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Mark W. Oosterveld
They're my friends  •  Technical Lead, Mobile Developer, OANDA. Previously Team Lead, OANDA. University of Ottawa grad.
He would be an excellent addition to any team
Alvaro Gutierrez, MBA, LCB
They're my school  •  Vice President and International Trade Compliance Consultant, Let's Talk Trade, LLC and Consultant/Trainer, ComplianceOnline.
Paul is very good at planning and executing; he has a high level of intelligence and is able to communicate his vision well.
Alex Cristescu
They're my friends  •  Product development and Innovation Consultant, Conception New Tech Registered (private Company).
Because he is perfectly equipped with the analytical marketing tool called " Design for Disruption' and " Disruptive marketing". With these ... two tools he will be able to shine in terms of helping, advising, propagating, influencing enterprises and organizations towards entrepreneurial success.
Ross Taylor
We worked together  •  Published Author, Ask Ross and Mortgage Agent, Mortgage Intelligence. University of Waterloo grad.
Paul has a wonderful mix of creative, intellectual, and real-world experience, having served dozens of corporate clients across many major i ... ndustries over a career spanning three decades. He is a tremendous theorist and a great visionary, who has the nuts and bolts experience to ensure he can parlay his ideas into a winning, sustainable business entity.
Dan Harrel
We worked together  •  Principal, GrandRavine Software Limited. Previously Lead Developer, Advanced Software Designs. University of Waterloo grad.
Paul is very intelligent and thinks outside the box.
Wai-Shing Ko
They're my school  •  Owner, General Manager, Elumx LLC. Previously Manager, Cooper Lighting.
He is a thinker and always thinking outside of the box.
Andy Staniewski
We worked together  •  President, HR Systems Strategies Inc.. Previously Senior Vice President and Managing Director, CIT Global. University of Waterloo grad.
Paul is very intelligent, with solid business acumen and marketing savvy. He has over 30 years experience leading businesses to record perf ... ormances and studying businesses and their business strategies.
Steven Frook
We worked together  •  Client Partner, Nomis Solutions. Previously VP of Sales, Ethoca Limited.
Paul has the ability to easily zero in on business challenges and identify the unexpected solution(s) effortlessly.
Ken Lord
They're my professor  •  Dean, David Nazarian College of Business & Economics, California State University, Northridge. The Ohio State grad. The Ohio State grad.
Paul's keen intellect, his unparalleled capacity to read markets quickly and correctly, and his ability to apply decision-making models crea ... tively to create success through differentiation make his work a must-read for entrepreneurs.
Eric Price
They're my friends  •  Software Engineer, Testing Automation, Cisco Systems (Adecco Engineering). Georgia Institute of Technology grad. Michigan State grad.
Paul and I have shared backgrounds in the telecommunications field, mostly in the 80's and 90's. Over the course of many conversations, I've ... come to know that Paul has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of fields. He is thoughtful, opinionated and able to look at multiple aspects of a given issue. These traits have allowed him to succeed as a consultant and executive. Over the past five years, Paul has taken an interest in disruptive technologies and followed industry trends. He invested a large amount of time and energy into writing his book. That kind of drive and determination would make him a valuable asset for any team looking to build their staff.