Meet Our Director of Commercial Ventures

Paul L. Dudley

As Director of Commercial Ventures, Paul is responsible for aligning companies, teams, and individuals in the market who possess a high level of expertise of technical knowledge in a multitude of industry verticals. Paul’s charge through SENTIR Research Labs is to coalesce IP-levering companies that show commercial and federal potential into deal flow evaluation. This is followed by an introduction to our senior management team based on team recommendations at multiple stages throughout the process.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems in the Price School of Business. For over 20 years, Paul has instigated numerous new commercial companies in the market, including a highly successful SaaS startup, multiple SaaS software companies, various consultancy practices in product owner roles, as a consultant, and as a business development lead with fortune 500 companies.

As a transplant to Tulsa from Texas during high school with multiple stints in Houston, Paul’s home has always been in Tulsa, Oklahoma — where he enjoys the quality of life and high level of values, which has created many entrepreneurial-minded professionals. His core value is to grow Tulsa’s tech economy to encourage and enable graduates as well as tenured professionals to remain in Tulsa instead of taking their talents elsewhere.

When not evaluating commercial opportunities for SENTIR, Paul is often in the stadium watching his Sooners, having put three sons through the University of Oklahoma with a fourth son whose enrollment is imminent.