Paul is a senior strategic management academic and strategy & finance consultant who works with executives and management teams to develop insights that maximise value creation and capture.
Paul’s professional services advisory career includes 12 years at Andersen where he was a Director in the Strategy, Finance, and Economics division. He subsequently founded a strategy consultancy, Stratevolve (www.stratevolve.com), that integrates management research findings and industry knowledge to advise on a wide range of strategic issues and opportunities.
He holds a PhD in Strategic Management from Cranfield School of Management, a Masters in Economics with Honours from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Australian National University. He is also a qualified chartered accountant and practising member of the ICAEW and CA ANZ.
Paul teaches Strategic Management, Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Options and Valuation across the FT / PT EMBA programmes and the Management & Leadership MSc programme.
His academic and consulting interests are linking strategy and finance/accounting disciplines to develop insights and opportunities for value creation and capture. He has published two books and numerous articles and papers. His recent strategy book (co-authored with Cliff Bowman) is What’s your competitive advantage?, Financial Times Publishing, 2019.
Paul is an active strategy & finance consultant in the areas of competitive strategy, growth strategy, market research, strategic issue framing and analysis, organisational design, due diligence, business valuation, and financial modelling.
Paul’s involvement in executive education extends to being a visiting fellow and senior lecturer at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, from 2019; and Cass Business School, City, University of London, from 2010.
Paul has consulted to a wide range of clients from large multi-national corporates to high growth SMEs. Over 20 + years he has consulted across multiple industries including financial services – investment banking, brokerage, insurance, and asset management; professional services; telecommunications; retail; manufacturing; consumer products; transportation; energy; and healthcare.