Paul Herman
Who is R. Paul Herman?
Paul Herman

Paul's entrepreneurial nature is now focused on "blending" the business and social worlds - seeking to enable Human Impact and Profitabililty (HIP) simultaneously (

Most recently, Paul was Director of Strategy at eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's Network ( to help shape the future of its for-profit and non-profit investments and portfolio impact.

Previously, as Chief Development Officer of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public ( Paul led the global team to grow revenue from $12 million to nearly $20 million in two years, and led the North America Fellowship program, now numbering 60 Fellows (one-third in the San Francisco Bay Area).

Born and raised in Chicago, Paul has become a "citizen of the world" by living and working in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Paul is a passionate entrepreneur and has led, managed and grown innovative ideas and organizations from scratch.

Paul co-founded and sold a financial-services company for teens, kids and parents, reaching 30,000 customers, 55 business partners, and enabling a living platform for financial literacy and privacy protection.

Paul also has helped Fortune 500 companies world-wide with McKinsey & Company ( and CSC Index; founded the New York Chapter of Coalition for Quality Children's Media ( which teaches youth media literacy; serves on the Board of Directors for an emerging-market farmers marketplace (, a working-poor transformation initiative (; and is an Advisor to a global network of human impact-focused business people (

Paul graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (, and now lives in San Francisco, with his wife Gayle, a travel/food writer ( and branding/marketing expert.

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