Paul M Rand

Paul is a dynamic business builder, digital and communications industry change agent and published author who develops and leads teams to fully capture business opportunities. He is recognized for his leadership in brand, corporate, crisis, internal and financial communications as well as digital, social and word of mouth marketing. He also has award-winning experience building teams, counseling senior executives and managing global programs for some of the world’s leading brands.

Founder, President and CEO of Zocalo Group, Omnicom Group’s leading digital, social and word of mouth marketing agency, Paul had a dual role as Global Chief Digital Officer for Ketchum and CEO, Zocalo Group from October 2013 to September 2014. Served as Managing Director of Ketchum Chicago; Director of Ketchum’s Global Technology Practice and as Ketchum’s Global Chief Growth and Innovation Officer.

Prior to Ketchum, he was the founder and CEO of Corporate Technology Communications (CTC) one of the nation’s leading independent corporate and technology focused PR firms. CTC was acquired by Omnicom/Ketchum. Co-Founder, President and CEO of Capable Kid Counseling Centers, acquired by National Medical Enterprises/HCA.