Board of Directors
Paul Musselman, President and CEO
As the President and CEO of Carnegie Speech, Paul Musselman brings 15 years executive management and global experience in strategy, corporate development, finance and sales.
In 1997, Paul joined Intel Capital where he received the prestigious Intel Achievement Award for his role in Intel's acquisition of Digital Equipment Computer (DEC) Semiconductor Division. Following Intel, Paul was named Vice President, Business Development and Alliances for Net Perceptions with the global charter to lead indirect sales, mergers, acquisitions and technology licensing.
From 2001 to 2007, Paul held several roles within IBM, including leading IBM's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Corporate Development team in Paris and Vice President, IBM Global Services. Among the recognition Paul received at IBM, he received the IBM Global Services Leadership Award and KPMG's Deal of the Year Award for leading the negotiations of IBM's acquisition of A.P. Møller- Maersk's IT subsidiary and being awarded a multi-billion dollar outsourcing contract.
Following IBM, Paul was named Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Misys plc headquartered in London. At Misys, he designed and delivered Misys' remarkable non-organic turn-around strategy by negotiating the sale of three businesses, partnerships with Digital China, HCL and Wipro, distributions agreements with SAP and the merger of Allscripts and Misys Healthcare in less than two years. Finally, Paul led Amdoc's Corporate Development with responsibility of delivering profitable non-organic revenue growth worldwide.
Paul earned bachelors degree in the history of philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a master's degree in business and government public policy from Harvard University. He is a twelve year decorated veteran of the US Army Special Forces, having served in Operations "Desert Storm" and "Uphold Democracy" and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute where he studied German.
Al Zollar, Lead Independent
Retired from IBM in 2011. VP & GM Tivoli Software from 2004 to 2011. Previously, Al was general manager, IBM iSeries, where he was responsible for the iSeries (formerly AS/400) server product line.
Al is a board member of the Chubb Corporation and a member of the board of The Abyssinian Fund, a non-profit foundation working to expand economic development in Ethiopia.
Stephanie Newby, Founder and Managing Director. Golden Seeds
20 years in financial services in Sydney, London and New York, the majority of which with JPMorgan. In 2004 she founded Golden Seeds.
She is also a former member of New York Angels and an investor with Boldcap Ventures. Stephanie is a board member of Foster Wheeler Limited.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.
Nathanael V. Lentz, Director (Managing Partner at Osage)
Nate Lentz joined Osage Partners in 2008 having previously been the President and CEO of Verticalnet, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand supply management software solutions, which was sold in January, 2008 to Italy-based BravoSolution.
Nate served as the Malvern, PA- based Verticalnet's CEO for over five years and was attributed with leading the transformation of Verticalnet from an online operator of web portals to a proven software solution provider, while navigating the company through a financial turnaround and ultimately a successful exit. Prior to Verticalnet, Nate was a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting and led both the San Francisco and the Hong Kong offices. During his time at Mercer, he worked closely with multinational companies and high growth emerging businesses both in the U.S. and in over fifteen countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Nate began his career at Chemical Bank in New York providing lending and structured finance services to mid-size companies. He is a graduate of Brown University and of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he graduated with honors.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Carnegie Speech, Collections Marketing Center, Landslide Technologies, InstaMed, Hard Metrics, ProtonMedia and FieldView. He is also a board observer of BA-Insight.