Paul Stahura

Co-Founder and Board Member
Donuts, Inc.
BSEE 1984, MSEE 1987

Paul Stahura

Purdue Engineering graduates are poised to disrupt the status quo, so if you have a bold idea and a strategy to address a critical market need with an elegant solution, especially with a few fellow Purdue graduates, then, by any and all means, be an entrepreneur, make a startup and go for it! Purdue provided me with a community that is lasting a lifetime, has allowed me to meet my wife AND has educated my kids. How much more impact can an institution have on one life? I’m very grateful for that."

Mr. Paul Stahura earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1984 and an MS in 1987. He is currently a board member for Donuts, Inc., a domain name registry company. Previously, Stahura served as CEO of Donuts.

Stahura started his professional career working as an engineer for Cybotech based out of the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette. After Cybotech, he founded eNom, which became the second most successful domain name registrar in the world. Stahura was CEO of eNom until he sold it to Demand Media, where he became the President and a Board Member. In 2009, Stahura left eNom and Demand Media and co-founded Donuts, where he was CEO until he stepped down in 2017.

Stahura has eight patents, is on the board of seven different companies and is currently invested in 25 startups. The startup he is proudest of is, a TV ad measurement and analytics company where he was the founding investor.

Stahura currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three kids, all four of whom are either currently attending or have graduated from Purdue. His father was also an alumnus of Purdue (Northwest campus) back in the 1950s