Paul Gladen

Paul Gladen, Director of Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Montana

Paul Gladen is the Director of Accelerate Montana, the University of Montana’s portfolio of economic development programs and Director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM, a program that helps students, alumni, faculty and staff explore entrepreneurship as a viable career path.

Paul is a co-founder of the Montana Code School and the Hellgate Venture Network, an entrepreneurial networking group. He also serves on the Board of the Missoula Economic Partnership and was the 2017 Montana Ambassador Educator of the Year.

Originally from England, Paul has an MA in Mathematics from Oxford University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

For a business the decision on when to pivot and what to pivot to can be the difference between success and failure. Watch as Ben Morris and Paul Gladen discuss the decision to pivot operations at Coaster Cycles and how they made sure it was the right strategic decision for the company.