Paul is an accomplished media and technology executive with over 20 years of global experience building digital direct-to-consumer platforms and businesses. Paul joined Hagerty from Discovery where he served as general manager of Eurosport based in London. Eurosport is a pan-European multichannel TV and online sports broadcaster and streaming platform, home to premium live sporting events and the Olympic Games. Paul was responsible for Eurosport’s digital P&L along with its products, content, and direct-to-consumer businesses. During his tenure, Eurosport.com grew to become the largest online sports content platform in Europe, serving over 50m monthly active users. Eurosport’s premium subscription video streaming business also grew and currently contributes millions of paying subscribers to Discovery’s broader DTC portfolio.
Prior to Eurosport, Paul spent seven years as executive vice president at AMC Networks, a global TV & Film studio and distribution company and home to some of the most iconic TV series ever produced (e.g. Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead). While at AMC Networks, he launched and scaled Shudder and Sundance Now, two leading direct-to-consumer subscription-video-on-demand services to over 2m subscribers. He also oversaw digital strategy and managed AMC Networks’ commercial and distribution partnerships with Netflix, Hulu, Apple, Amazon, YouTube, Google, and Roku.
Paul joined AMC Networks in September 2011 from Warner Music Group (WMG) where he served as senior vice president of global digital strategy and business development. At WMG, he helped establish new music download and streaming business models and commercial partnerships with Apple, YouTube, Spotify, and dozens of others, while driving the international expansion of the company’s digital business.
Prior to WMG, Paul led product marketing at Mforma, a global publisher of downloadable mobile games and apps, and spent six years in mobile product development at AT&T Wireless. Paul also served on the board of Next Games until 2019, a publicly traded, free-to-play mobile games developer and publisher based in Helsinki, Finland. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Seattle Pacific University.