Most recently, Paul was co-founder and CEO of Healthy Interactions, which was a MATTER member. Paul launched Healthy Interactions in 2006 and sold it to VillageMD in November 2021. Paul remained with VillageMD until March 2023.
Healthy Interactions was launched leveraging a proprietary method (called Conversation Maps) to engage patients with diabetes (and over time, 20 other health conditions) to become better self-managers of their health. The Healthy Interactions method integrated visual learning techniques with Socratic engagement models within a licensed healthcare professional-facilitated,
small-group learning environment.
More than 40 million patient lives were improved using the Healthy Interactions methodology. More than 100,000 licensed healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries were trained and equipped with Healthy Interactions programs. More than 50 independent studies were published validating the efficacy of the Healthy Interactions programs. Tens of professional associations partnered with and endorsed Healthy Interactions programs including the ADA, IDF, CDA, DUK and COPDF, among others. Healthy Interactions’ customers included some of the most respected pharmaceutical companies and health systems including Eli Lilly, Merck, Novo Nordisk, UnitedHealthcare, VillageMD and Optum. “It was a privilege to work with so many passionate dedicated people, who shared the same, single-minded purpose: to improve the lives of millions of people afflicted with diabetes and other chronic conditions.”
eyond Healthy Interactions, Paul is a founding board member and shareholder of Medcurrent. Medcurrent is a clinical decisions support (CDS) software platform company. CDS is a rules-based software engine that integrates into EHR platforms to assist physicians at the point of care to make the most effective and efficient prescribing decisions regarding radiology panels and labs. CDS improves the standard of care and ensures that the optimal panel or test is ordered. Medcurrent is deployed in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK. In the UK, the Medcurrent platform enjoys dominant market share. Medcurrent is deployed in more than 50 percent of all applicable NIH facilities. The economic and patient care improvements are dramatic. Medcurrent is currently going through a process with UK-based bankers.
Paul has interests outside of healthcare. Until recently, Paul was the chair and co-owner of Local Hockey Partners (LHP), which owned the Milwaukee Power NA3HL hockey club.
Paul is also a shareholder and advisor to an exciting eSport platform company, VANTA, that provides safe, secure platforms for middle and high school eSport participants to engage with each other, create teams, create leagues, participate in tournaments and gain access to eSport coaches.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Paul worked for Bain & Company, Eli Lilly International in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey and Egypt, and Proctor and Gamble GmbH in Germany. Paul has a bachelor of commerce from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Paul is an avid hockey player and has completed multiple Ironman races including the KONA World Championship.