Paul leads Maven Ventures, a Maven International business unit investigating and developing new commercial opportunities for the company including premium and ultra-premium product and services exports to the Middle East and beyond.
Paul has domestic and international expertise in product and service innovation, marketing and brand development, channel strategy, export market growth, transformation and innovation and contract negotiations.
He also provides consultancy services to New Zealand companies wanting to export their products and/or services globally.
Paul has worked for multinational agencies here and offshore including M&C Saatchi, Clemenger BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather (NZ and Hong Kong). Two tours of duty in the public sector, at Parliament and Sport New Zealand (formerly SPARC), have given him a rounded view of private and public sector disciplines.
Paul is a Circa Theatre (TACT) Board member and holds a BA(Hons) in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington and a Certificate in Journalism from Wellington Polytechnic.
He is a co-owner of Maven International.
Three core skills:
- Brand and product innovation
- Export market development
- Commercialisation of product and professional services.