Paul began his career at ADP where he managed and led the staffing and recruiting efforts for the ADP National Accounts Division. Paul comes from a family of early computing pioneers/entrepreneurs who founded Computer Power, the largest mortgage processing company in the world. He later founded Hirease, Inc., a very successful Southern Pines, North Carolina based company that performs background screenings for clients in the hiring process. He led the migration from an existing client server commercial software system to a full function, internally developed platform technology, which processes over 100,000 individual transactions a day, while handling all billings and CRM. This system was the catalyst for the growth of the company and had become a highly service based company that offered cutting edge technology. During Paul’s leadership, his companies have been among the INC 500/5000 for multiple years and recognized as the Best Employer in North Carolina. Paul and Heidi sold the company in 2014 and moved back to Jacksonville.

Paul’s primary focus will be advising clients in software, information technology, and staffing businesses on merger and acquisition transactions, and strategic planning. Paul received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Mercer University.