In this episode, Matthew talks with Paul Clayson of Agile PQ, who as a young boy couldn’t wait to leave the Idaho cattle ranch to find easier work. Now, after 20 years in the startup world, he’s very fondly missing those days. Early in his career, he learned you only get one shot, so you better develop a winning strategy and stick to it. This knowledge came from his days of serving as Chief of Staff for two congressmen and worked for two presidents in Washington, D.C.
The shot he’s taking now is with AgilePQ. His startup has the solution for today’s computing power and tomorrow’s quantum one with lightweight end-to-end encryption. The majority of industries – from energy, transportation, manufacturing, and the ones building consumer devices – must leverage the power of connected things and that means protecting their number one asset – data.
We were also lucky enough to hear his most valuable lesson from his father, who served as a medic on Omaha Beach on D-Day.