Senior Operating Partner, Finance, Accounting and Controls
Paul joined Graham Partners in 2021. Paul is a finance, accounting, and controls (FA&C) specialist with over 25 years of experience. At Graham, Paul is focused on developing and implementing best practices for FA&C functions across Graham Partners portfolio companies – this includes, but is not limited to, recruiting C-suite employees, overseeing the build out of professional financial teams, ensuring robust IT systems and analytical capabilities, and guiding portfolio companies through key initiatives such as cost savings, systems implementations, and acquisition integration.
Prior to joining Graham Partners, Paul held several senior leadership positions at distinguished private equity-owned manufacturing companies across various industries. Most recently, Paul served as Chief Financial Officer for Swanson Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of hydraulic systems for the mining, oil, and gas sectors. While at Swanson, Paul helped drive increased revenue, led initiatives to significantly improve profit margins, and optimized the company structure leading to a significant overall increase in enterprise value. Before Swanson, Paul served as Chief Financial Officer for two different distressed manufacturers in the footwear and bedding industries. In both cases, he led significant turnarounds resulting in successful exit transactions.
Paul earned his B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Paul is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Paul enjoys running, playing tennis, and traveling with his family.
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