Paul Ricci


Paul Ricci retired as Chairman and CEO of Nuance in 2018, roles in which he served for nearly two decades. Committed to the belief that speech and natural language understanding would change the way people interacted with computers, while at Nuance Paul transformed the company from a $50 million imaging software publisher into a $2 billion leading provider of conversational speech and AI solutions, solving complex problems in healthcare, telecommunications, automotive and financial services. Under Paul’s leadership, Nuance developed a healthcare technology business of $1 billion in annual revenue, created a global provider of customer experience solutions and built one of the world’s largest automotive software businesses.

More recently, Paul has served as an advisor to Lightspeed Venture Partners and previously as an advisor to Warburg Pincus. He has served on the boards of Personalis, Qualifacts, Intelligent Medical Objects, and SOC Telemed. In addition to being a director, Paul was CEO of Qualifacts from 2020 to 2023.

Paul began his career at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in economics from Stanford University, where he is on the board of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. He also served on the Innovation Growth Board of Mass General Brigham. Paul enjoys skiing with his family.