Paul Higgins, chief operating officer of NanoXplore, has over 30 years' experience in executive management, business development, systems engineering, and project and subcontract management in the fields of advanced materials, aerospace, telecommunications, photonics, and computer sectors in both large, world-class corporations and innovative startup ventures. He is an expert in developing partnerships and alliances, product definition and positioning, market analysis, pricing strategy, channel development and building, and managing winning teams. He obtains a strong understanding of the business-to-business sales process and has a proven ability to work with sales teams in order to identify and capture new business potentials.
In September 2003, as the CEO of Silk Displays, Paul raised $1.5M of equity investment from two venture capital groups. As a business coach at YES (Youth Employment Services) Montreal, he helped develop business plans and funding strategies for a large number of startup companies. He was also responsible for investor relations at two public startup companies, DSI Datotech Systems and Lumenon Innovative Lightwave Systems.
Currently, Paul also serves as a board member in Contraste agence d'art and a member of YES Montreal. He holds a B.E.Sc. degree from the University of Western Ontario.