As an industry analyst at Forrester, Paul focuses on human resources management and financial applications, as well as trends and directions in the overall market for enterprise applications. His work includes analyzing market trends in technology adoption, business process best-practices, software market sizing and segmentation, competitive analysis, application deployment models (e.g., SaaS), and next-generation technologies.
Paul works extensively with both applications user clients (technology buyers) and vendor clients, internationally and across a wide variety of industries. He assists corporate and governmental user organizations with vendor selection, upgrade decisions, and business process optimization strategies. Paul advises software vendors and services providers on product strategies, competitive dynamics, product capabilities, partnering strategies, and M&A opportunities.
Paul came to Forrester through its 2003 acquisition of Giga Information Group. He has been an industry analyst for 12 years and has more than 30 years of overall experience in research and advisory services, management consulting, and systems integration. Prior to joining Forrester, Paul was a management consulting practice director with The Hunter Group, specializing in financial and human resources systems. He also held consulting management positions with Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Young.
A frequent speaker on Webcasts for Forrester clients and professional organizations, services firms, and software vendors, Paul is also frequently quoted in mass media and IT trade publications.
Paul earned a B.A. in economics from Connecticut College and an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified management accountant.