Paul Traina

Lead Partner to NeedsList

Paul’s investments and non-profit work focus on projects that improve food and water security for the communities most vulnerable to the climate crisis. In addition to Shockwave, he serves on the board of The Pacific Institute, is a partner at Silicon Valley Social Ventures (SV2), a member of The Philanthropy Workshop, and a mentor at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Paul has a thirty-year background creating technology to bring people together and make access to information freely available. He developed software and systems to allow the Internet to scale and operate today. He helped start and build Juniper Networks, where he held pivotol roles in Engineering and Corporate Development. Prior to his work at Juniper, Paul was an early employee, leading engineer and software architect at Cisco Systems.