Dr. Paul Rudy is a high-tech entrepreneur who's worked in the field of photonics for 20 years. He has extensive experience in general management, strategic business development, and technical product marketing in growth phase and large corporation environments. Paul is a co-founder of SoraaLaser, a leader in the commercialization of laser light sources, along with Nobel Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura. Paul is also an advisor at TLM Advisors / Lumany, a high technology advisory firm focused on accelerating the commercialization of innovative technology.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Rudy worked as director of marketing and business development at Coherent, the world's largest commercial laser manufacturer. Through his career, Paul has worked in a variety of global market applications such as displays, specialty illumination, automotive, biomedicine, defense, and industrial segments. Dr. Rudy received his MBA from USC, doctoral degree in physics from the University of Rochester, and undergraduate degrees in physics and philosophy from Duke University.