Deep experience in financial syndications, start-ups, technology partnerships, and multi-party innovation alliances
Leads a network of alliance experts and partners at StarNet LLC
Paul A. Masson co-founded the consulting network Strategic Alliances Resources Network, (StarNet, LLC) in the mid-1990’s with the objective of building innovation alliances that bridge government, industry, small technology firms and financing sources. As a project manager for three Silicon Valley startup companies as well as the financing firm Babcock & Brown, Paul created methods and a track record for this emerging field.
Masson expanded the method in the early 1990’s while Director of Technology Commercialization for American Technology Initiative (AmTech), a non-profit in Silicon Valley under contract to the DOD and NASA. During his time at AmTech, Paul designed the integration of government labs into corporate technology development with customized legal agreements, financial structures and project management systems that led to the launch of technology partnerships in software, food projects, medical instrumentation, aeronautics, high performance computing, and defense technology commercialization.
StarNet’s current innovation alliance focus is in agriculture/energy efficiency, aviation, and information-systems networking.
Paul’s previous professional experience includes line and project management positions in consulting, finance and production firms.
Masson is a speaker, trainer and lecturer on the topic of innovation alliances, and the former leader of the National Council of Public/Private Partnerships (NCPPP) forum focusing on public/private innovation alliances.
Paul holds a BS Economics (Honors) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance also from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Contact Paul at email@example.com.