Paul is a Partner at PrairieGold Venture Partners, a Sioux Falls, SD-based venture capital firm he co-founded in 2004, and the CEO of PrairieGold Solar, a distributed solar finance company. He leads PrairieGold’s Greentech investment initiative and oversees all aspects of the firm’s investment activities, from sourcing, structuring and negotiating investments to serving as a board member for portfolio companies. At PrairieGold Solar, he serves a similar function and oversees the company’s investment activities in distributed-scale solar projects throughout the U.S. Prior to PrairieGold, Paul served as an advisor to Senator Tom Daschle from 1996-2004, working on economic, science and technology issues. Paul received his B.A. in economics from Macalester College.