Wiefels, Paul 1954-

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WIEFELS, Paul 1954-

PERSONAL: Born January 20, 1954, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Frank (a physician) and Nancy (a teacher; maiden name, Allen; later surname, Vitek) Wiefels. Ethnicity: "Northern European." Education: University of Southern California, B.S., 1975, M.B.A., 1977.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Chasm Group, 411 Borel Ave., Suite 520, San Mateo, CA 94402. Agent—James Levine, 307 Seventh Ave., Suite 1906, New York, NY 10001. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Apple Computer, worked in marketing management positions; Ingres Corp. (now a division of Computer Associates), worldwide director of product marketing; Landor Associates, director of marketing consulting; Chasm Group (consulting firm), San Mateo, CA, founding partner and managing director, 1992—. Guest lecturer at Pepperdine University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, and University of California—Berkeley. Also worked as an account manager for an advertising agency. Member of advisory board of Kintana, Inc. and Portview Communications Partners.


The Chasm Companion: A Fieldbook to Crossing theChasm and Inside the Tornado, HarperBusiness (New York, NY), 2002.

Contributor to industry periodicals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the efficient development of strategy based on key principles and assumption.



Booklist, June 1, 2002, David Siegfried, review of TheChasm Companion: A Fieldbook to Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado, p. 1654.

Business Wire, August 20, 2002, review of The ChasmCompanion, p. 2092.

Library Journal, July, 2002, review of The ChasmCompanion, p. 93.

Photo Marketing, January, 2003, Jennifer Bart Kruger, "Paul Wiefels: Chasm Group Director to Be DIMA 2003 Keynote Speaker" (interview), p. 34.


Chasm Companion,http://www.chasmcompanion.com/ (January 15, 2004).

Chasm Group,http://www.chasmgroup.com/ (January 15, 2004).