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Paul David Mather

Operations Consultant | Leadership Coach | Talent Partner

From Domino’s delivery, to British Army officer, to Head of Operations at tech startup Deliveroo where he enabled 500x growth in 5 years. Paul's managed people and operations from the frontline to the boardroom. Now his passion is advising startups on operations and strategy, coaching leaders and building teams.

Paul's expertise spans operations, strategy and project management. As his first job he led 50 soldiers on active operations in Afghanistan before promoting to a demanding programme management role. While transitioning out of the Army he co-founded a startup focused on home education.

Paul then joined Deliveroo as the 2nd employee in operations. He held several senior roles focused on building and scaling operational functions. The CEO and COO also tasked him with strategic projects, like courier insurance and electric vehicles. Within 5 years they’d expanded to 13 countries, becoming a tech unicorn worth over $2 billion.

Since going freelance, he is now an operations consultant for a range of startups: last mile delivery, on demand services, E-commerce, Marketplace, EVs, Micromobility, Cleantech, Healthtech, Edtech, Proptech, and more. He is also a non-executive director of two businesses. He supports founders by simplifying operations, coaching leaders and hiring talent.