Verisign Labs
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Paul Tidwell

Paul Tidwell

Director, Program Management


Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Master of Information Systems, George Washington University, Washington, DC


Paul focuses on the management and development of Verisign Labs initiatives including innovation and working with technology and business leaders from across the company to maximize the potential value of these critical assets. He also leads the development of Verisign’s key technical community, including conferences designed specifically for technologists, such as Verisign Technology Symposium which is attended as the company’s leading technologists.

Before assuming his current role, Paul led the development of Verisign’s patent portfolio strategy, patent pipeline and innovation mechanism, aligning those initiatives with our business and developing an innovative approach to managing and prioritizing strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Verisign, Paul led Nextel’s Enterprise IT Program Management Office and served as the organization’s control point throughout the Sprint-Nextel merger. He also managed a key component of the Boost Mobile product introduction.