Paul Adams is the CEO of EverEdge, a global intangible asset advisory, corporate finance and investment firm. He has been ranked as one of top intellectual property strategists in the world for the last eleven years and is a former recipient of the Global IP Leader Award.
Before founding EverEdge in 2003, Paul served as IP Manager for Brunswick New Technologies (formerly Navman). As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of GPS technology and consumer electronics devices, Brunswick New Technologies’ revenues exceeded $US500 million. During this time, Paul was responsible for a multi–million-dollar IP portfolio and budget and managed the IP outputs of more than 500 engineers and scientists.
Paul is a respected Director of several New Zealand and Singapore based organisations, including the Weave Leadership Network.
Other career highlights include developing and managing The Icehouse Incubator, the University of Auckland’s technology incubator. He developed the incubator from an empty warehouse to hold 15 high technology companies. The Icehouse has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 10 technology incubators in the world and was the only incubator to make the list from outside the US. Paul has also worked in Silicon Valley, where he co-founded a technology start-up company and raised venture and development capital.
Paul is a sought-after speaker at intangible assets, IP, technology commercialisation, data monetisation, business strategy and high-growth company conferences and events internationally, having spoken at events throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has presented at TEDx and is frequently asked to present to and advise senior management teams and boards from Fortune 1000 companies.
You can view Paul’s TEDx talk ‘What if the way we value businesses is wrong’ here.