The Future Belongs to the Scientist Founder
Paul earned his PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering from Purdue ABE in 2003. Paul has been creating intelligent systems in Agriculture since 2005. He has built systems that are in use by USEPA for the regulation of agricultural chemicals across the US and world, led some of the largest monitoring programs, and developed key methodologies proven to identify critical watershed sensitive to water quality issues employed by the USGS to this day. He has built climatology-simulation based water resources management systems in Tanzania for USAID. In 2014, he was a founder of Agrible, Inc that built the world’s first predictive analytics system that put critical knowledge into the hands of growers to manage their operations. With Agrible, he and his team launched the largest ag sustainability platform and characterized millions of acres of farmland across the US. Agrible was acquired in 2018 by Nutrien Ag Solutions and was a top 10 global Ag Tech acquisition. Paul continued at Nutrien until the Agrible platform was fully integrated and left to start Flats or Spikes in 2020. He is currently the CEO of Flats or Spikes, where he is building a business using intelligent-systems and domain experts to create expertise-driven software for competitive runners.