Paul Ellingstad is interim Social Innovation Director at Pearson, the world’s learning company with a mission to help people make progress in their lives through learning.
A technology sector veteran with over two decades experience at iconic brands and industry leaders Gateway, Compaq and HP. Paul was one of the principal architects for HP’s transformation to a social innovation model in 2009. He developed award winning partnerships and programs with social sector leaders such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Global Health Corps, and UNICEF. In 2015, Paul founded PTI Advisors, a consultancy advising clients on leadership, innovation, and breakthrough change— particularly the growing cross-sector collaboration for social impact.
Paul is a First Mover fellow in the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program and also serves on a number of boards and advisory committees, including US Youth Soccer, 42.cx AI advisory, and the Millennium Campus Network. A passionate advocate for youth development and leadership, he provides both formal and informal mentoring to youth leaders and to entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.