Paul is a Partner at PrairieGold Venture Partners where he oversees all aspects of the firm’s investment activities, from sourcing, structuring and negotiating investments to serving as a board member for portfolio companies. Paul leads PrairieGold's Greentech investment initiative and serves on the boards of tenKsolar, ZeaChem and Agrivida. In addition, Paul oversees PrairieGold’s investment in General Compression, a developer of utility-scale energy storage solutions. Paul is also a board member of South Dakota Rural Enterprise, a statewide non-profit economic development organization. Prior to joining PrairieGold, Paul served as an advisor to Senator Tom Daschle, where he worked on economic policy, science and technology issues. He received his B.A. in economics from Macalester College.