Paul de Sa is a co-founder of the advisory firm, Quadra Partners. Mr. de Sa was part of the leadership team at the FCC from 2009-12 and 2016-17, serving as Chief of its Office of Strategic Planning, with a focus on merger reviews, broadband, and spectrum policy. Mr. De Sa also participated in writing the U.S. National Broadband Plan. Between his two periods of government service, Mr de Sa was the senior analyst at Bernstein Research covering the US telecom sector. He was previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company, spending almost a decade serving communications and private-equity clients from the firm’s Washington, D.C., and Seoul offices.
Mr. de Sa holds a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford. He was a John F Kennedy Memorial Scholar at MIT, and researched technology policy as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard.