Successful executives and leadership development experts based in SF, Bay Area. They have been co-teaching for the last 7 years and have been recognized by their ability to share their diversity of expertise and perspectives across a range of industries, geographies, business stages, and connections to Silicon Valley.
Investor, advisor and university professor. A leading innovation and entrepreneurship practitioner, Carlos draws his understanding from his broad global business and academic experience, deep technical knowledge and understanding of the realities innovators encounter in organizations both large and small. His experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world has enabled him to gain key lessons for high growth ventures to scale globally. You can read more about Carlos via his regularly updated blog: www.carlosbaradello.com. These writings are the foundation of his future book titled Soft Landing in Silicon ValleyTM. Carlos holds his Electrical Engineering degree from Universidad Católica de Cordoba, Argentina; his MSc from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, and his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Experienced entrepreneur, executive, investor, and advisor on global business. He founded The North Face and was its CEO for over 20 years. Presently he is the Executive Chairman of two global companies and a frequent lecturer at major business schools in the U.S. and Europe. After selling the company, he has been involved in investing, consulting, and advising around the globe. He is the author of two business management books including "Conquering The North Face-an adventure in leadership" and has just released his new book, "ALMOST-12 electric months chasing a Silicon Valley dream", which is about failure of a tech company in the valley. He has an AB and MBA from Stanford University and Honorary Doctorate from Quinnipiac University.
Expert in corporate entrepreneurship with tenure at industry-leading companies, has repeatedly transformed corporate innovation programs to create businesses in new markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, organic innovation, and business model innovation. His new businesses have generated over $5 billions in new revenue streams in global markets in consumer electronics, video gaming, IT, and medical devices. Paul is a mentor/investor in numerous startups and accelerators in Silicon Valley and Europe, advises the World Economic Forum and European Union, lectures at major Bay Area universities, and co-founded numerous executive innovation leadership forums in Silicon Valley and Europe. He has a BS in Chemistry from Wheaton College, MBA-Finance from The University of Chicago