Paul has over 15 years of direct private investment and operational experience in both large and small companies in technology and traditional sectors.
Prior to joining Kirchner Portfolio Management, Paul was with CIBC Capital Partners, the merchant bank operation of CIBC. In that role, he executed transactions and worked closely with portfolio companies across a broad range of technology sub sectors including mobile services, digital media, software-as-a-service, enterprise software, healthcare IT, financial services IT, telecom hardware and services and tech-enabled services.
Before that, Paul held senior new service development roles at TELUS Corporation and led the engineering and design teams responsible for the introduction of several services including high-speed Internet service, which was the first of its kind offered commercially by a telco in North America.
Paul holds a MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications specialization) degree from the University of Alberta.