As vice president of Research and Development Paul Floyd is responsible for guiding iBasis’ key technology decisions as the company continues to expand its portfolio of enhanced Internet-based voice services. Floyd brings to iBasis more than 20 years of experience in managing highly innovative and productive engineering organizations.
Floyd most recently served as the senior vice president for the DSL business of AT&T spinout Paradyne Networks. The largest of Paradyne’s business units with yearly revenues exceeding $150 million Floyd was responsible for engineering product management strategy and planning.
Prior to that Floyd held the position of vice president of Research and Development at Paradyne responsible for leading all of the product and technology development efforts within Paradyne. In this role Floyd was instrumental in Paradyne’s July 1999 IPO and in creating over $200 million of yearly revenue through new product introductions. He also led the pioneering efforts around the development of ReachDSL technology and products the industry’s longest loop reach DSL technology.
Floyd also spent the previous 13 years in various key senior-level engineering and design roles in both AT&T’s Paradyne division and AT&T Bell Labs.
Floyd has a BSEE and MSEE from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from The University of South Florida.