Paul joined the Ascent team in 2019, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the payments and technology space. His career began in Boulder, CO when he joined a small payments company struggling to keep up with massive M&A growth. He quickly became a highly respected expert on all things technical and moved into leadership roles, where he expanded his reach to work closely with Operations and IT, utilizing his strong communication and logic skills to find creative ways to solve problems for both internal and external customers.
Paul’s reputation and expertise led him to the Bay Area of California to help a young payments startup in 2001, where he was instrumental in building systems and processes resulting in exponential growth. His vast understanding of what it takes to grow a company lead to a move from VP of Operations to VP of Sales, where he built systems and teams across the country responsible for the company’s double digit annual growth. On the senior leadership team he helped to craft and drive the overall strategy of the company that led to the company’s acquisition, and actively served on the Technology Committee of the Electronic Transactions Association for several years.
After the company was successfully acquired, he founded a payments consulting firm and achieved great success there until another small payments company convinced him to help them turn immense growth opportunities into successes. Ascent’s unique positioning in the alternative residential rental space and Paul’s strengths in sales management and financial technology, as well as his outstanding executive-level growth, strategy, and leadership expertise, were a perfect match.
Paul continues to find that helping people and businesses succeed is one of his favorite ways to spend time. Ascent appreciates Paul’s consultative approach to overcoming obstacles, his proven ability to help his clients successfully grow their business, his extraordinary vision, and his leadership.
He lives in California with his family and two dogs. He enjoys spending time with friends, attending live music, fishing, horses, traveling and cooking.