A Consummate Entrepreneur and Seasoned Executive

R. Chadwick Paul, Jr. has more than 45 years of entrepreneurial business experience and has started, secured investments for, or facilitated the merger of dozens of companies. He is a consummate entrepreneur who truly understands the dynamics of developing new ventures.





Catalyzing TechVentures’ Massive Expansion

As president and chief executive officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania for more than 19 years, Chad was the driving force behind the relocation and expansions of the two-time international award-winning Ben Franklin TechVentures® business/technology incubator, located on Lehigh University’s campus in Bethlehem.

Under Chad’s leadership, TechVentures grew three times, from 18,000 square feet to 129,000 square feet. Chad raised $16.4 million to fund these massive expansions.






Advancing Business Incubation

Chad advanced business incubation throughout Ben Franklin’s 21-county service area through the expansion of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, which is among the largest such networks in the world. Chad describes Ben Franklin TechVentures and the business incubator in this video  (Since the video was created, there are now 13 members of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network and the return on investment for Ben Franklin statewide is now $3.90 for every $1.00 invested in the program.).





 A Legacy of Innovation

Chad continued to improve Ben Franklin’s work in investing in and supporting promising early-stage technology firms and innovative established manufacturers throughout his tenure. Under Chad’s leadership, Ben Franklin clients have created and retained tens of thousands of highly paid, sustainable Pennsylvania jobs.

Chad’s legacy in improving the regional technology economy and enhancing the human condition will be long lasting.