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Paul Donnellan

Partner

Paul Donnellan has more than 20 years of experience leading strategic growth initiatives in both industry and consulting roles. He advises global industrial and technology companies on corporate strategy and innovation programs and works with business unit teams to identify and evaluate new growth opportunities, ranging from breakthrough technologies to new business models.

Prior to his work with Clareo, Paul led sales and marketing for a startup technology division of Navistar, a truck and engine manufacturer. In that role, he helped launch an OEM telematics service, managing marketing and product strategy and leading the division’s national direct and indirect sales force.

Paul’s prior experience as a management consultant includes IBM Business Consulting Services, where he advised companies on business strategy, technology, sales and marketing. Clients include Navistar, BMW North America, Motorola and Sprint. Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Strategy and Marketing. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University.

Paul lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys travel, running and competing in triathlons.

Expertise

  • Corporate Growth Strategy
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning Frameworks & Models
  • New Business Design
  • Technology Commercialization

Articles & Perspectives

Energy Industry Start-Ups: How Are They Changing Power Generation?, GE Power, May 2017
Reflections from the front lines of cleantech investing, March 2017
Reinventing the Electric Utility, June 2016