Paul de Sa, Chief
From 2012 to 2016, Paul was the senior analyst covering U.S. telecommunications at Bernstein Research, where he published research on topics relevant for telecom and cable investors, including fixed and mobile broadband, spectrum, corporate strategy and competition. He was OSP Chief from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, he was a partner in McKinsey & Company's Washington, D.C. and Seoul offices, where he worked in the telecom/media, private equity and corporate finance practices.
Paul holds an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford. He was a John F. Kennedy Memorial Scholar at MIT and he researched technology policy as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Jay Schwarz, Acting Deputy Chief
Prior to joining the Office of Strategic Planning, Jay held leadership roles in both the Wireline and Wireless Bureaus. At the Commission since 2011, he has worked on a diverse set of issues related to spectrum policy, all four universal service programs, the IP transition, broadband adoption, and data collection. He serves on the Program Committee for the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) and has co-authored with Commission colleagues on articles published in Information and Economics Policy and the Review of Industrial Organization. Jay holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a B.S. in Civil Engineering.