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Paul is Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director at Brightstar. Prior to joining Brightstar, Paul was Regional Managing Director of Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank where he was responsible for leading a team of multi-disciplinary professionals servicing families with an average net worth in excess of $400 million. Paul has extensive experience in working with families, family offices and family-owned businesses in the areas of alternative investments, estate planning, philanthropic planning, income tax planning, accounting, reporting, banking, family dynamics planning, and insurance planning. Paul started his career with Arthur Andersen in San Francisco working in tax and estate planning and also spent time at myCFO and Smith Barney. Paul received his J.D. from King Hall, the University of California, Davis School of Law. He received his B.S. in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition to being licensed to practice law in California and Colorado (Inactive) Paul is a Certified Public Accountant with the Personal Financial Specialist designation (CPA/PFS), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®). He is on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.