Paul Semenza

Director of Commercialization


Paul Semenza has been responsible for membership, partnerships, and development of the business model for NextFlex since its inception. Paul has a variety of experience in business development and strategy consulting, market analysis, technology assessment, and engineering, in the public and private sectors. During 2015, Paul was a consultant, working with the FlexTech Alliance to develop the proposal for NextFlex, as well as with industry clients and as an expert witness. From 2008 to 2014, he was with The NPD Group, as Senior Vice President and then President of its Technology Analyst Business, responsible for DisplaySearch and Solarbuzz, global market research groups tracking the display, lighting, and solar photovoltaic industries. From 1997 to 2000, Paul was as an analyst and manager at Stanford Resources and after its acquisition by iSuppli, as Vice President for display research through 2008. Prior to his career in market research, Paul worked in technology policy assessment at the National Research Council and the U.S. Congress, and as a member of the technical staff at The Analytical Sciences Corporation. Paul received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, and the MPP degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Engineering Management and Leadership program at Santa Clara University.