Paul ReddickHandmark CEO
Paul Reddick is a mobile industry pioneer with more than 15 years of experience leading a variety of distinguished mobile media initiatives. His unmatched level of experience in wireless services and ability to forecast wireless trends makes him one of the most respected thought leaders in the industry. As CEO of Handmark, Paul drives mobile innovation and advances the company's global presence as the leading mobile application developer and distributor.
Paul led various breakthrough mobile initiatives for Sprint in multiple leadership positions prior to joining Handmark, including vice president of partner development and product innovation, as well as vice president of business development, strategy, and planning for Sprint's consumer division. In the late 1990's, he drove industry-first agreements between wireless carriers and many major Internet brands, including Ameritrade, Yahoo, and Amazon; led the executive decision to deploy a multi-billion dollar EV-DO network; and pioneered mobile games, ringtones and full track music downloads in the U.S. In addition, Paul was in charge of driving opportunistic venture investments by the company.
Before joining Sprint, Paul was with the Dallas and Oslo offices of McKinsey and Company, Inc., where he was responsible for strategy development, new business launches, divestitures, and operational improvement initiatives for clients in multiple industries in both the U.S. and Europe.
Paul is an Advisory Board member of the Mobile Giving Foundation, which enables the "mobile channel" for charitable giving in support of good causes by using the convenience, security and ubiquity of text messaging and other wireless network based billing systems. Paul has previously acted in board and board advisor roles to JAMDAT Mobile, Rhythm NewMedia, and iSkoot.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Stanford University.