Paul is the Chairman of the Board of Stonebriar Commercial Finance. He brings with him a broad spectrum of expertise in business leadership, including several years of equipment finance leadership roles. From 2008 to 2014, Paul was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clayton Holdings LLC, a global business services company located in Shelton, CT.
Paul led a number of businesses during his thirteen-year tenure with the General Electric Company. Beginning in 1993 as the General Manager of Corporate Business Development, he became Product General Manager of the Refrigeration product within GE Appliances from 1994 to 1996, where he led a $2 billion business and directly managed product planning, strategy, advertising, pricing, marketing, and new product development.
From 1996 to 1999 Paul was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting – North America, where he was responsible for a $3 billion revenue business with 30 manufacturing plants and 12,000 employees.
Paul became President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital – Vendor Financial Services in 1999. Here he managed 3,000 people and was responsible for all functions for this $30 billion asset global vendor financing unit. In 2001 Paul was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital – Commercial Equipment Finance. He led 8,000 associates located in 15 countries for this $75 billion asset global equipment finance company. In 2005 Paul was named President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Solutions, a $120 billion asset diversified global finance company. Paul began his career as a Staff Auditor for Coopers & Lybrand in New York. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College, a Masters in Accounting from New York University Graduate School of Business, and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.