Vice President of Products @ Responsible for leading the product, marketing, communications, and design functions of GuideStar. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaOperations Director / Business Systems Analyst, McClintock Lab @ Secured over $600k in contracts within the first 9 months of product launch (SeaSketch.org) through: market sizing and segmentation;
Vice President of Products @ Responsible for leading the product, marketing, communications, and design functions of GuideStar. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaOperations Director / Business Systems Analyst, McClintock Lab @ Secured over $600k in contracts within the first 9 months of product launch (SeaSketch.org) through: market sizing and segmentation; extensive prospect research; dozens of webinars, conference presentations, and email updates to raise awareness and generate leads; and relentless follow-up enabled by instituting a CRM to track this sales pipeline.
Cut contracting time with clients from 2-6 months to 20 days, and reduced overhead by 60%, by reorganizing our contracting relationship with the University, and by co-authoring template contract language with UC attorneys.
Developed a process for monthly pro forma cash flow analysis to forecast profitability of the Lab, which provided the clarity needed to make a new hire that cut average development time per client from 3 months to 1 month.
Served as the SeaSketch project manager with most of the agencies we supported, which included the New Zealand Department of Conservation, NOAA, the Marine Planning Partnership in British Columbia, and the Great Lakes Commission.
Significantly improved our responsiveness to bugs and feature requests by multiple clients, and our ability to more accurately forecast development timelines and costs, by switching the Lab to an Agile Development methodology using Pivotal Tracker for project management and User Voice for tracking user feedback.
Expanded into new markets beyond coastal and ocean agencies by establishing partnerships with relevant desktop decision support tool providers to enable terrestrial planning and analysis in our platform. Secured a contract for a pilot terrestrial planning project in Michigan.
Created detailed specifications and custom analytics for client agencies, including mockups, modeling methodology and data flow diagrams, which enabled more data and science-driven planning by the agencies and their stakeholders. From September 2011 to September 2013 (2 years 1 month) Public Policy Mediator @ Designed, managed, facilitated, and analyzed multi-stakeholder negotiation and collaborative planning processes for the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Delta Stewardship Council.
Wrote successful proposals to numerous public agencies. From October 2010 to December 2011 (1 year 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaConsultant @ Researched and co-developed a multi-party scenario exercise on climate adaptation in Vietnam.
Researched and wrote case studies on shoreline development in the Hudson River basin. From June 2010 to August 2010 (3 months) Greater Boston AreaResearcher, MIT-USGS Science Impacts Collaborative @ Led a team of graduate and undergraduate students to research projected climate impacts for coastal states and analyze the relevant policy implications for coastal development, water resources, flood infrastructure, and agriculture.
Interviewed dozens of key stakeholders from all sectors through a snowball sampling approach to define the requirements and decision rules for several multi-stakeholder negotiation simulations, which were played throughout Maryland and Massachusetts.
The Harvard Program on Negotiation published these negotiation simulations my team co-authored. From August 2008 to May 2010 (1 year 10 months) Greater Boston AreaSummer Fellow @ Supported science-intensive policy negotiations through research, process design, and project development. From June 2009 to August 2009 (3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaProgram Associate @ Conducted or managed all stages of 10 six figure fee-for-service and grant funded consulting projects including prospect research, initial client interviews and presentations, proposal writing, and project management.
Formed and led project teams of up to 70 staff and contractors at a time distributed across around the country.
Supported 10 additional large-scale (i.e. 500-2500 person) meeting projects by forming and leading a team of analysts that themed meeting data in real-time to enable a fast cycle feedback and prioritization process.
Collaborated with other program staff and leadership to develop a new strategic plan for online engagement, which resulted in hiring a Director of Digital Engagement to increase the breadth of services offered by the organization. From May 2005 to July 2008 (3 years 3 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaCampaigner @ Planned and led the organizations flagship international campaign to protect endangered forests and encourage sustainable paper production.
Used various technologies to engage thousands of activists around the world in the campaign through storefront demonstrations, protests at industry conferences, call-in actions, and email alerts. From September 2003 to August 2004 (1 year) San Francisco Bay AreaState Field Coordinator @ Developed outreach and communication strategies to ensure broad-based public support and action on priority campaigns.
Led the statewide organizing strategy in support of establishing the California Renewable Portfolio Standard. From September 2001 to August 2003 (2 years) San Francisco Bay AreaCanvass Director @ Led grassroots fundraising offices during the summers of 96, 98-02 in Tallahassee, FL, Berkeley, and San Diego, CA. From May 1996 to August 2002 (6 years 4 months) California Regional Field Organizer @ Served as principle statewide liaison to organizations, funders, media, and federal policy makers on a range of issues including reducing power plant emissions, reforming the federal campaign finance system, and protecting consumers from dangerous products. From September 1999 to August 2001 (2 years) Greater Los Angeles Area
Evan Paul is skilled in: Systems Analysis, Stakeholder Engagement, Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, GIS Modeling, Environmental Planning, Strategic Planning, Decision Support, Community Outreach, Grant Writing, Agile Project Management, Operating Budgets, Team Management, Public Relations, Marketing
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