Paul began his career on Wall Street at the bond firm of Roosevelt & Cross, Inc., and has subsequently served as the Chief Financial Officer or Chief Operating Officer of a number successful enterprises with as many as 1,400 employees. His management responsibilities have included leading finance, operations, strategic planning, human resources, and business development. In addition to living and working internationally (for three years), Paul has served on the boards of a number of privately-held businesses and non-profits in the US and overseas. Paul is a cum laude graduate of Williams College with an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
He and his wife, Dr. Kristi Passaro, a former Epidemiological Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control, are the parents of three energetic school-aged children and reside in Chapel Hill, NC, where they are members of Christ Community Church.