Mr. Paul Stannard Founded SmartDraw.com in 1994 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Stannard serves as Regional Director of Building Services Division at Cameron Taylor Group Limited. Mr. Stannard began his career in the PC industry in 1980. He has more than twenty years experience as successful software company Chief Executive Officer and founded several other start-ups. He served as the Chairman of the San Diego Software and Internet Council. Mr. Stannard serves as Director at San Diego Software Industry Council. He has been an Outside Director of Santrio, Inc since 2005. He serves on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Libraries Advisory Board. He is a self-taught software developer. He has written more than a dozen published software applications, primarily graphics software. He wrote the first version of SmartDraw. Mr. Stannard has also written applications for other software companies, including Microsoft®, Broderbund, Intuit and GraphPad Software. He is an innovator and expert in software user-interface design and development, Stannard created MegaForm, the first graphical form design software in 1985 and Org Plus, the first graphical organization chart program for the Macintosh and Windows® in 1989. Mr. Stannard is also a pioneer and recognized authority in electronic software distribution and Internet Marketing and speaks frequently on the subject. Mr. Stannard holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Oxford University, and earned a PhD. in Chemistry from UCLA.
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Interviewed by David Caruso, PhD