God has been honing Paul’s business skills through a wide array of family enterprises for over 30 years. A graduate of Phillips Andover and then to The University of New Hampshire, Paul jumped right into his family businesses before he graduated from college.
As the son of a serial entrepreneur, variety was always the norm. From restaurants to golf course, to Haz-Mat trucking, to self-storage, to healthy vending machines and more, God has equipped Paul with a wide array of skills to help others. Family business are unique unto themselves. Getting all the thrills of running a business, plus the dynamics of family that only those on the inside can truly appreciate.
More of an administrator than an artist, Paul quickly developed an acumen for business fundamentals that would empower him in a variety of situations.
His formula? Show people you care first. Love them by really listening to them. Put the right people in the right positions, equip them, add a sprinkle of humor, a dash of vision, and then turn them loose giving them the freedom to succeed.
He was the go-to person for the family restaurant to survive the 1990 recession. A decade later he was CEO of the family trucking company which was one of ExxonMobil’s top 10 nationwide carriers. As peace maker, he shuttled off to the family’s two golf courses when things took a turn for the worst in the Great recession. For his family, these businesses were easy to acquire and difficult to sell, and they are only a sample of all the adventures he’s had in his family businesses.
Led to the Lord by his wonderful wife Yvonne, they have two great kids and have attended Bethany Church in Greenland, NH since 2009. It was her encouragement that guided Paul on his walk, where he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord, learning to be a steward of the businesses God entrusted him with.
Paul joined C12 in 2014, and he credits the input of his chair and peer group as essential in helping turn several of his struggling family businesses around. Eventually, he was able to have a successful exit in 2022. The journey was the prize. Through great times and challenging times, God gave Paul the strength to persevere to succeed.
Paul is humbled and grateful for all the Lord has done for his businesses and his family through C12, and he is so excited to pay it forward as a chair and help others on their journey.