President and CEO, Ebert Wolfe & Co., Executive Search
In 1981 Paul left the systems industry to become a shareholder in a national search firm in Scottsdale, AZ, where he served as Assistant GM. After nurturing its growth to becoming a 25+ person entity over 5 years, Paul founded his own search firm, Austin Michaels Ltd., in 1986, the firm eventually becoming known as Hunter McCall, Inc. Re-branded and renamed in 2007 as Ebert Wolfe & Co., Paul continues as CEO, developing it into a global presence, based in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in Carlsbad and Orange County, CA.
Previous employment included stints as Vice President of the leading hotel systems company, Hotel Information Systems and as a Program Manager and Sales Manager for Motorola, Inc.
The primary emphasis of EWC is executive retained search in the field of Intellectual Property, specializing in the recruitment of IP, Business Development and Licensing professionals, Licensing Counsel, as well as other senior positions including CEO, General Counsel, Board members, operations and staff executives. Serving the high-tech electronics/semiconductor, software, wireless and telecom industries, as well as life sciences and medical devices, EWC enjoys a robust practice meeting the needs of an international client base.
Paul participates as an active member of Licensing Executive Society and other related professional organizations at local and global levels, contributing as a speaker at such forums as well.
Paul also serves on the Board of Advisors for a Patent Licensing company. He was a founding VP of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity at Arizona State University, graduating with a B.S. in Management, also undertaking graduate studies here. He served as a combat Marine in Viet Nam.
Licensing professionals comprise a diverse category of colleagues managing broad aspects of intellectual property and coordinating strategic alliances. Their career backgrounds include degrees and training in science, medicine, law, business, finance, and others. Many have moved among various career paths, such as university technology offices, law firms, government legal offices, incubators, industry, and/or venture space. […]