Paul Joseph is Senior Vice President, Global Media & Carrier Sales at Akamai. He is responsible for managing a global team of sales, pre-sales, and channel sales professionals who support some of the largest global brands in the Broadcast, Video Distribution, Online Gaming, Publishing, High Tech, and Social Networking industries.
Prior to this role, Mr. Joseph served as Vice President, Field Business Development, and was instrumental in developing global partnerships for the Media division, managing its largest strategic customers and leading the execution of Akamai's global cloud service provider strategy.
Mr. Joseph joined Akamai in 2000 and spent his first 10 years in sales and account management before moving into Corporate Development, where he worked on acquisitions and strategic investments. He also led partnership activities with the company's Carrier Products, Web Experience and Emerging Mobile Products business units.
Mr. Joseph next took leadership roles in Global Alliances and Americas Channels, where he was first directly responsible for implementing Akamai’s global partner strategy for AT&T, IBM and Telefonica, followed by leading the development of Akamai's channel strategy in North America and South America.
Prior to Akamai, Mr. Joseph worked for Unisys in business development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College and has completed several executive programs at Boston University and MIT Sloan School of Management.