ACTAI Global is a unique combination of athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, VC's/investors, visionaries and like-minded people that all share the same values.

“Individually we are one drop – but together we are an ocean”

 ACTAI Global is all about its community and sharing our values so we can create a better world together with the power of our tribe! With the launch of this new website,  we will feature members of our community on an ongoing basis and grow our impact.



Paul Herz

Executive and Activist

Paul currently leads manufacturing operations at Building 8 and Oculus AR/VR, Facebook’s hardware divisions focused on creating products to build community and make positive impact for the 2 billion humans on the platform ecosystems.  He is passionate about helping startups get off the ground and enabling technologies that advance the human condition.

Paul is also a member of the London-based Design & Art Direction Council, working to promote their mission to stimulate, enable, and award creative excellence in design and advertising.  He holds an Adjunct Professor position within the faculty of business and law at Curtin University Perth, with the goal to foster and develop entrepreneurship opportunities and technology initiatives within Australia and internationally.

Prior to Facebook, Paul led new product introduction at Apple focused on Asia Pacific operations, bringing several hundred million devices into the hands of others to empower and change their lives.

Paul was born in South Africa and has unbridled enthusiasm for both kitesurfing and riding motorcycles.  He completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in Engineering Physics and received his doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kristen Ulmer


Kristen Ulmer is a thought leader on fear who draws from her tenure as the best woman extreme skier in the world for 12 years, from studying Zen for 15 years, and from facilitating thousands of clients on the subject of fear. Her industry shaking work has been featured in such media as NPR, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Outside Magazineand many more.

Kristen is the author of: The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead (HarperWave, June 13, 2017), and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Larry O’Connor

Founder and CEO of Other World Computing

Leading manufacturer of data storage solutions, solid state, memory, and a broad range of upgrade/enhancement products that enable greater usability, lifespan, and capability from the technology we depend on. Our data storage is broadly used in Audio/Music, Video production/ingest/vfx, photography and general purpose. Our solid state drives, memory, and computer performance solutions are the solution that allow even decade old systems to stay useful today and away from landfills and unnecessary recycling. We further provide alternatives with even the latest computers that give greater performance and/or options that exceed original factory capabilities. All of this is an overall embracing of conservational principles which extend into our LEED Platinum certified headquarters and our onsite Solar and Wind power by which we produce more power than our facilities consume across the country. We don’t just talk it, we walk it and it’s a focus on quality and maximization of all resources. I am father to three girls and one boy and further responsible for the over two hundred souls that enable me in making Other World Computing what it is today and becoming for tomorrow.

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