Paul Ostergaard

CEO and Founder

 

Paul pioneers the development the company’s services offering and is ressponsible for the company’s overall strategic direction, planning and day-to-day running. Paul founded Norwood Systems in 2011 with the vision to create the world’s leading cloud-based communications platforms, servicing enterprises’ growing need for mobile connectivity.

Paul has a 30-year track record of success and innovation in the high-technology sector, having worked in senior executive roles in start-ups and large corporations across the North American, European and Asia-Pacific regions. Prior to Norwood Systems, Paul founded several companies in the wireless communications sector, including the original Norwood Systems Ltd, the award-winning technology pioneer in fixed mobile convergence platforms, founded in 1999.

Previously, Paul headed the global platform marketing strategy for a $1 billion systems platform at 3Com Corporation, leading the platform’s brand and core technology development across seven divisions and 37 product lines. During his tenure at 3Com, worldwide market share for this platform increased to an all-time peak of 35%, with sales increasing at an average of 50% p.a. to reach $1.2 billion in annual revenue.

He was previously a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition (London region) and has been invited to speak at events such as Catalyst, ETRE and the Bluetooth SIG conferences. Paul holds a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from INSEAD.