Paul has lived in Houston since 1975. During this time, he has been President and/or CEO of three public companies: LifeMark (1975 – 1984 NYSE) ComputerCraft (1984 – 1986 NASDAQ) and LifeCell (1986 – 1999 NASDAQ), each technology based. He has been involved in four other start-ups by serving on their boards of directors. His experience includes numerous mergers and acquisitions. He has raised multiple rounds of venture capital, two IPOs, and more than a dozen follow-on rounds of public financing. In 1999, Paul became the initial employee and was elected President and CEO of the Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business incubator and accelerator. He served as CEO/Chairman until February 2007, when he became Executive Vice Chairman. He received the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Entrepreneurship Supporter. He was also one of the three national finalists for the Kaufman Foundation 2004 National Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award.