Paul Bell is an Operating Partner with Lead Edge Capital, a growth equity firm specializing in technology. Based in New York and California, the firm has deployed over $1 billion in investments globally.

Prior to joining Lead Edge, Paul was a senior executive at Dell for 15 years. His roles there included: President, Large Enterprise and Public Sector (global), SVP Home & Small Business (global), President Americas Region, and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Paul first moved to Austin in 1996 and has lived here since then, except for the seven years he and his family spent in London while he ran the EMEA business.

Prior to Dell, Paul was a consultant at Bain & Co. for 6 years, and an analyst at Morgan Stanley for two years.

Paul earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and business and fine arts degrees from Penn State.

Paul is a board member of the Andy Roddick Foundation, the Penn State College of Information Sciences & Technology, and Team Red White & Blue (a veterans organization).