Paul loves the ever-evolving nature of technology and the fact that every great breakthrough ignites the creative fires of yet another generation of entrepreneurs who have a vision of what lies ahead and the passion for building a world-changing company that capitalizes on that vision. There literally is no bottom to the well of opportunities that can become the next big idea.
Journey to Madrona
Before co-founding Madrona Investment Group in 1995, Paul was a partner at the Seattle law firm of Perkins Coie, a co-founder of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, and a general partner in the Environmental Venture Fund, a Chicago-based venture capital fund formed in 1987.
If it ain’t broke … then maybe it’s time that it should be broken. Perfection may be the enemy of good, but good shouldn’t become the enemy of great.
When he’s not in the office…
Paul is a former board member of the Seattle Opera and is currently on the board of Friends of Waterfront Seattle, a nonprofit organization that has teamed with the city of Seattle to construct and manage a waterfront park revitalizing the city’s central waterfront after the demolition of the Viaduct. He enjoys hiking all over the world, kayaking, and windsurfing. He is also a self-professed chocoholic and an “avid, but mediocre, Texas Hold’em player.”
Paul is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Utah Law School.