Chairman of the Board
Mr. Paoni was a faculty member of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 1996 to 2013. Professor Paoni taught graduate classes in Kellogg’s Full-Time Program, Part Time Program, Executive MBA Program and the International Executive MBA Program. He also managed the Kellogg Technology Speaker Series and co-author of two books entitled “Kellogg on Technology” and “TechVenture”. He is a former Partner and Vice Chairman of Diamond Technology and Management Consultants, Inc. (now part of PwC), and also served as the President of two wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries of Ricardo Consulting, a U.K.-based international engineering consulting firm focused on computer based automotive powertrain design.
Before 1996, Mr. Paoni spent 28 years in the information technology industry, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Eolas Inc. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of Cross Access and as a member of the executive leadership team of several privately owned software development companies. Professor Paoni served as a Strategic Advisor to the US Navy for the CVX nuclear carrier project, and he was appointed as Technology Advisor to Freddie Mac; in addition, he was Chairman of the Advisory Board Elite Labor Services.
Mr. Paoni has served on the Board of Directors of the following publicly traded companies: US Freightways (NASDAQ: USFC), a $2.5B transportation and logistics corporation; CompuCom (NASDAQ: CMPC), a $2.9B technology hardware and services company and Telkonet (NASDAQ: TKOI), a venture capital-funded energy management company.