Joined DeSilva+Phillips in 2023
Paul is a senior executive who had leadership roles at digital media, marketing solutions, broadcast television and book publishing companies. In these positions, he had experience in M&A (buying and selling companies), strategic partnerships, and other financing initiatives.
Most recently, Paul founded a media brand dedicated to democratic values. Previously, he was CEO of Open Road Integrated Media, a dominant player in digital publishing, with a technology- and data-driven marketing solutions platform. After five years of transforming Open Road into one of the most advanced marketing platforms in publishing, he successfully sold it to a group of private equity investors, which included Abry Partners, MEP Capital and Grove Atlantic.
Before Open Road, Paul was COO and EVP of Everyday Health, a portfolio of consumer and professional wellness sites. He led the company through an IPO in 2014 and later its sale to J2 Global (renamed Ziff Davis).
At The Walt Disney Company, Paul ran streaming and digital businesses in addition to managing international news operations and programs. As Executive Producer of World News Tonight, he guided it to become the #1 news program. He received many accolades at ABC, including 12 Emmy Awards, a DuPont and an Overseas Press Club award.
Paul has served on many boards and has raised capital from private equity and venture investors as well as individuals. Currently, he is a board member at Akademos, an education technology company owned by Kohlberg Ventures.
His undergraduate degree is from The University of Chicago, and he did graduate work in economics at New York University