Paul Jessop is an independent consultant doing business as County Analytics, named for his 400 year old home and office in rural England – County Cottage. Paul has a diverse range of clients in the media, entertainment and electronics industries, to whom he gives advice on strategy, market positioning, and the creation and exploitation of industry standards. He is known for facilitation and consensus building and has a tight drafting style widely exploited in specification writing.
After a career in engineering and strategy with British Telecom, Paul was for 13 years CTO at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and subsequently at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He continues his work as Executive Director of the Registration Authorities for the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) and the Global Release Identifier (GRid) under contract to RIAA. Paul is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Member of both the Audio Engineering Society and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He obtained a degree in Engineering and Computer Science at Cambridge and a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies at Oxford.