Paul joined SPMB to be a part of Eamonn Tucker and Mike Doonan’s team as an analyst in 2018. He graduated a semester early with Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Political Science and a Minor in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business and Goldman School of Public Policy. He studied “abroad” at the University of Chicago to learn International Business Law for a semester. Prior to joining SPMB, Paul worked at J.P. Morgan Chase and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he experienced the contrast between corporate and public sector of the world.
Originally from Philadelphia, he grew up attending an international school in South Korea and now calls San Francisco his home. Paul played intramural soccer during his time in college and avidly follows English Premier League and Formula 1 Racing. During his free time, he loves to travel, hike, play soccer, and drive his car whenever he can. Paul appreciates mentorship and loves mentoring younger peers – one of his most memorable experience at UC Berkeley was teaching an undergraduate Public Policy class about Business & Government Policy. None of his students failed!
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I love traveling and visited more than 20 countries in Asia exclusively. The only country that I traveled outside of Asia is Canada. I would love to go backpacking in South America and do a road trip across Europe.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Physically and mentally, it has to be losing my weight. I used to weigh more than 200lbs but lost 60lbs in 100 days by eating a limited amount of calories, going to gym 3 times per day, and swimming 3 miles every day for 100 days. It was a great exercise to test my self-control, discipline, determination, and commitment. Funnily enough, I had to go through a wardrobe change afterward, which I happily did.
Which three words would you use to describe yourself?
Driven, Confident, Loyal.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Former National Skier at U-19 level.