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Paul Ricci

Paul Ricci

Paul Ricci

Former Chairman and CEO of Nuance Communications

Paul Ricci was the chairman and CEO of Nuance Communications until he retired in March 2018.  While at Nuance, Ricci transformed the company from a small imaging software publisher into a $2 billion leading provider of conversational speech and AI solutions, with 14,000 employees worldwide.  During his tenure, the company successfully developed a pioneering healthcare technology business, became the leading global provider of customer self-service solutions, and built one of the world’s largest independent automotive software businesses.

Prior to joining Nuance in 2000, Ricci spent more than a decade at Xerox Corporation, where he served as a division president.  He began his career at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center. Ricci holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Stanford University.  He is a member of the Innovation Advisory Board at Partners Healthcare.