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Paul Ripon

Mentoring Schedule

Available upon request



Paul's career began as an associate at Salomon Smith Barney New York, NY, an investment bank under the family umbrella of Citi Group. His responsibilities included researching a portfolio of industries and compiling pitchbooks for high net-worth investors.  Upon relocating to Minnesota in year 2000, Paul managed numerous Minneapolis-St. Paul area businesses in various capacities. Contributing to assessing, directing, and influencing entity-level management, and executed growth and profitability decisions.


Certain natural dispositions are attributes that are central to Paul's successes: energetic and decidedly driven; compassionate and confident; natural ability to uphold organization’s values, ethos and principles. He possess excellent presentation and communication skills. Paul is attentive to finding economical solutions and a high capacity to digest and distill large volumes of information. His ability to connect multiple unrelated and disparate elements is the key contributor to making judicious decisions.


Paul has an MBA, in Corporate Finance, a degree in Hospitality Management, and a diploma in Culinary and Food Nutrition.  


Paul's professional capabilities include: expert-level corporate financial management, turn-around management, capital investment project management, and management of people, products, and profitability.  


Personally is an avid traveler and has visited twenty-five countries, loves landscaping, photography, woodworking, and his favorite winter sport is fresh-powder downhill skiing.



  • Finance

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Project management

  • Portfolio management



  • Financial Services 

  • Hospitality

  • Manufacturing

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