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Executive Director

Paul Ritchie joined the OWASP in July 2014 as its Interim Executive Director and became the full time Executive Director in May 2015.

Bio: Paul has been actively engaged in the association management and standards development industry for more than 15 years as Executive Director for a variety of nonprofit, trade, business and charitable organizations. During that tenure Paul has helped incubate, incorporate and launch more than 10 organizations. He has served as Executive Director and Operations Director for more than 12 trade organizations including the SD Card Association, (healthcare), (network video security) and MPEG Industry Forum. His collaboration and liaison experience extends to numerous international standardization projects with ISO, ITU, IETF, ECMA, IEEE, OMA and 3GPP. Paul’s management experience began with telecommunications companies like MCI, SBC and Centex Telemanagement where he performed as Director of Marketing during rapid growth, IPO and several merger/acquisition phases. He has a B.S in Resource Management and a Masters of Business Administration.