Paul is the founder of Deer Creek Holdings and a member of the firm’s investment committee. With almost twenty years of investment experience, he has successfully helped guide businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. Prior to forming Deer Creek, Paul was one of the founding partners of Century Park Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm. During his fifteen year tenure with Century Park, Paul was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, executing, managing and exiting portfolio company investments on behalf of the firm. He also served as a member of Century Park’s investment committee. Prior to Century Park Capital Partners, Paul was a Senior Vice President with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, where he was involved with the firm’s private equity investments through Churchill ESOP Capital Partners, and served as a professional within Houlihan’s investment banking group. Prior to Houlihan, Paul was a Director at Warner Brothers Studio Store group, where he established joint ventures with international partners. Previously, Paul was a Vice President in the Los Angeles office of Fleet Capital, where he originated and underwrote leveraged loans for privately held and publicly traded companies.
Paul earned a B.A. degree in Biology from the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.