Paul Adkison


Paul founded Lift It Rentals in 2011 with only two machines. Since then, the company has experienced exponential growth by acquiring and renting Merlo Telehandler Machines for work in construction, farming, warehousing, and other industries across the United States.

Adkison also founded IQMax ( in 1999 and subsequently led the company for 12 years as its President and CEO. Paul’s vision and leadership enabled IQMax to become one of the first technology companies to deliver sophisticated mobile healthcare solutions to clinicians, positioning them as a leader in intelligent healthcare communications. Customers include Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital and Novant.

Prior to founding IQMax, Paul used his expertise in senior roles at multiple technology start-up companies. Paul received a BSBA in Finance/Marketing from East Carolina University and graduate studies in engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

With more than 15 years of experience in mobile technology solutions, Paul is a recognized leader in the field of mobile healthcare technology and has been invited to give keynote speeches at the request of leading technology, telecommunications, and healthcare companies at numerous conferences.