Paul is a senior partner and Chicagoland leader in Plante Moran’s Manufacturing and Distribution practice. For more than 30 years, he has served as a trusted business advisor for his clients, which include a wide variety of privately held, middle-market manufacturing companies in the precision metal-forming, automotive, and food processing industries. In addition, Paul’s clients include companies such as engineering and technology consulting firms, chemical processors, and wholesale buyers and distributors.
As engagement partner and team leader for his clients, Paul creates unique teams of professionals to help clients reach specific goals, whether it’s for auditing financial statements, executing a strategic consulting project, or developing tax strategy and compliance plans. He is respected for his common-sense approach to solving business challenges and counsels with his clients regularly on business strategy. Because of his proactive service approach and advisor relationship, clients generally contact Paul before they embark on critical projects. This allows him to act as a sounding board and bring his clients ideas that balance the needs of the entire organization, from sales to finance and operations.
Paul has extensive experience serving companies with international business activities. Paul’s expertise includes serving Chicago and U.S.-based clients with international operations as well as the U.S. subsidiaries of foreign parent companies. Specific to these engagements, Paul has the following experience and expertise:
Paul has a B.S. in accountancy, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
- Coordination and execution of transnational audits of U.S.-based companies with foreign subsidiaries
- Coordination and execution of transnational audits of the U.S. subsidiaries of foreign parent companies
- Audits of IFRS financial statements
- Transformations of financial statements to and from U.S. GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)