Paul Ford is the Vice President Product & Marketing at SendGrid. He oversees product management and development, marketing programs and initiatives and branding for the company. SendGrid’s email infrastructure currently sends over 12 billion emails per month and their premier clients include Pinterest, Foursquare, Spotify, Uber, Pandora and more. Paul is also a lead mentor at Techstars, 500 Startups, Global Accelerator Network, Wayra and Seed Camp.
He has almost 20 years of experience in the technology space (including raising millions of dollars from angel, seed, venture capital, and private equity companies as the president and co-founder of two software technology companies) and has a passion for seeing young companies succeed. In addition to SendGrid, Paul is one of five Entrepreneurs in Residence of the United States of America. This Executive Branch appointment is designed to help the Administration understand how to better shape visa policy and guidelines to allow more foreign entrepreneurs into the United States to realize their dreams.