Paul Baron is a hands-on Executive level Operations, Sales, Marketing, Strategic Partnership and Business Development Executive with 3+ decades’ experience designing and executing ‘go to market strategies’ for growing companies, high-performing sales teams and partners that have generated double-digit growth and over $1Billion in sales. Paul thrives in rapid growth, high energy environments, and values a diverse culture with good people who like to dream big, work hard and have fun. Paul leads with positivity, humor and humility. An articulate communicator with outstanding public speaking and presentation skills, Paul is frequently asked to guest lecture at industry events, and at UNCW, where Paul volunteers as mentor to business owners and student interns. Find Paul at accelerators tekMountain and UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE.) Paul serves on advisory boards at UNCW , at non-profit organizations, and privately held businesses in Wilmington, Atlanta, and NY. Paul’s experience spans B2B, B2C, retail, manufacturing, distribution, international, and franchising. Equally comfortable in the bull-pen, R&D lab, or Executive office, Paul is ‘industry agnostic’, and can deliver hands-on revenue support to implement and execute processes that will exceed goals in any industry, for any product, service, or technology. Paul has personally developed and launched concepts, and successfully exited several start-ups, including 2 restaurants in NY and FL, 2 sporting goods retail stores, a software development company, more. Paul's most recent engagement as CEO of Tru Blu Dog Wash LLC, successfully launching the US headquarters for distribution, sales, marketing, and manufacturing of the Australia-founded K9000 self serve dog wash machine, completed in December, 2018. Reach Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org Paul lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife Maureen, and their Portuguese Water Dogs, is a competitive tennis player, sailor, and distance swimmer.