As president and co-founder of Zumasys, Inc., Paul Giobbi has led his company to become one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the US, appearing on the Inc. 5000 seven times.
Since starting Zumasys, Paul has maintained a relentless focus on culture and social responsibility. His innovative employee programs, such as the Zumasys International Travel Incentive and Happyness Is a Choice, have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including being named Fortune magazine’s #1 Best Workplace for Giving Back.
Paul was born into the MultiValue computing market. He started his career at age 11 in a family business that produced tradeshows and magazines for PICK NoSQL databases. By 30, he built a successful division at Jones Business Systems (JBS), which became the largest distributor for Pick Systems (now Rocket Software).
In 2000, Paul and his partner split from JBS to form Zumasys. Paul soon saw an opportunity to drive higher value for customers in the niche of hosting custom applications and homegrown ERP systems. In 2006, Paul launched the Zumasys Cloud and the company eventually grew to $30M in revenue with nearly 100 employees.
Zumasys ultimately sold its cloud and IT infrastructure business to NexusTek in 2018, retaining its software assets AccuTerm, jBASE and OpenQM.
In 2019, Zumasys began acquiring Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), helping them enhance their vertical market applications and moving them to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model.
Zumasys leverages the business rules of homegrown applications and ERP systems, layer on modern development techniques, and enable companies to scale with confidence.
Even though technology changes, our mission remains the same.
- Founded: 2000
- Credits: Bachelors in History from San Diego State University and survivor of the Honolulu Marathon
- Business Heroes: Jack Stack, The Great Game of Business & Bob Shank, The Master’s Program
- Personal Philosophy: “Always have something to look forward to.”
- Current Obsession: StrengthsFinder and Strengths-Based Leadership