Brett PaulsonHead of Sales and Marketing
Paulson is the Head of Sales and Marketing for Gridspace, a speech analytics
technology company based in Silicon Valley that's utilizing emerging machine
learning capabilities to deliver next-generation data solutions through speech
recognition. He has a diverse background inclusive of consumer and enterprise,
along with robust ops, sales and business development experience.
Paulson was co-founder and chief executive officer of Naratte Inc., which built Zoosh, a software enabling millions of phones to make close, near-field connections. At Naratte, Paulson focused on product strategy and business development. These efforts led to revenue-producing commercial agreements with companies around the world. In late 2012, Naratte was acquired by Verifone, which now offers Zoosh.
Before founding Naratte, Paulson managed sales at Texas Instruments for large wireless customers including Danger — maker of the T-Mobile Sidekick — and Palm. He successfully led efforts to convert these customers to Texas Instruments, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue per year. Additionally, Paulson has advised several successful startups, including TagArray, which was acquired by Maxim Integrated Products.
Paulson holds an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
He serves on both the Longhorn Engineering Advisory Delegation and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council. Paulson was selected as the 2014 Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate of the Cockrell School of Engineering.