Paul is responsible for company operations and brings a unique wealth of varied experience to PROP. He’s a serial entrepreneur and has been fortunate to be able to have multiple parallel careers in maritime, engineering/construction, and internet/enterprise software companies. Paul began his maritime career as a charter captain in 1979 after attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. For decades he operated charter vessels in the SF Bay and worldwide. Most recently he was responsible for product strategy for a global business unit of Oracle, which he joined through the acquisition of Skire (which he co-founded in 1999). He also was a founding member and principal engineer of a full service engineering firm with offices nationwide. Paul is currently a Division Commander and Qualification Examiner in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he is responsible for training and qualifying boat crews. He is also a registered professional engineer (mechanical) in several western states.