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What is Paul Judge Really Like?

by Scott Henderson

Sure, you know Paul Judge is smart (PhD, remember?) and successful (built and exited two companies already). But do you really know him? Tomorrow, we will release the hour-long intimate interview with Paul. In the video, Paul sheds light on his journey from a young kid to a successful, seasoned tech entrepreneur.

But before we unveil that vidoe, we wanted to give you a better, more nuanced perspective of Dr. Paul Q. Judge. That’s why we decided to reach out to the people who have worked with him over the years. The following are the responses we received.

Adam Ghetti (@AdamGhetti), Founder of Ionic Security
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Paul?
Quantify everything. Treat every challenge as an engineering problem and solve for it.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about him?
He knows how to properly cook on a habaci grill.

Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Co-Founder and CEO of Pindrop Security
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Paul?
How to achieve a rare balance between being methodical and thoughtful for certain decisions and getting things done when you need to.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about him?
He uses his middle name to energize himself.

James Andrews (@keyinfluencer), SocialPeople
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Paul?
There is a lot of money in cyber security!

What’s one thing most people don’t know about him?
He really wants to be Tom Ford.

Blake Menefee (@DellEIRDude), Dell
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Paul?
It’s a people to people business. We get caught up in the noise of services/products/technology and the reality is its not about B2B or C2C but P2P. You have to trust the people you work and partner with.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about him?
That fool can dress!

Jennifer Bonnett (@jen_bonnett), StartupChicks
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Paul?
I think Paul is a great role model for those technical folks that want to cross the chasm from a technical / CTO role to CEO / Business role. Having made the transition myself, it’s not easy. But, he makes it look easy. I also love that he is paying it back to the community. His continual involvement starting, investing in and leading companies in Atlanta is AWESOME!

What’s one thing most people don’t know about him?
He is a huge fan & supporter of StartupChicks!

Allyson Eaman, Executive Director of Venture Atlanta
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Paul?
Perseverance! He is an amazing entrepreneur! At such a young age he has been so successful! I enjoy hearing him speak.

Jeff Levy, Office Hours
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Paul?
Listen before you speak.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about him?
Paul owns more pairs of Christian Louboutins than anyone you will ever meet.

Stephen Fleming (@StephenFleming), Georgia Tech
What’s one thing most people don’t know about him?
His PhD thesis was on “Security and protection architectures for large-scale content distribution”. It includes gems like:
Let aj{—lorl) be a sequence of information bits we want to hide in the video stream. The spread sequence bi = aj,j * Cr <= z < (j’ + 1) * Cr, where Cr is the chip-rate is created. The watermark is constructed as Wi = Alpha * bi ^Pi, where Alpha is an amplitude factor and pi(—lorl) is a binary pseudo-noise sequence. Then the watermark is added to the line-scanned digital video signal Vi yielding a watermarked video signal vwi = Vi -\- Wi

And what have YOU accomplished today?

James Harris (@jharris9999), Co-Founder and Chief Storyteller at N4MD

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Paul?
Your end valuation is determine by front end, strategic decisions.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about him?
He is a man of dozens of interest. Each with its own thread to the other.

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2 comments

Daniel Roberts August 2, 2013 - 4:37 pm

I’ve only known Paul for a couple months, but the most important thing I’ve learned is that mutually paying it forward is an upward spiral of success. The one thing most people don’t know is that he’s one of the most enjoyable people I’ve ever had the chance to work with. Seriously, I just can’t say enough great things about this guy.

will lucas August 2, 2013 - 7:48 pm

I met Paul at Disrupt last year and got a chance to hang out with him during the second day. He’s an incredible entrepreneur and very inspirational. I can’t wait to hear/see the interview. As a startup founder, I see him as a representative of that success.

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