Paul is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, with the last 20+ years focused on the alternative investment space. Paul is the founder and Co-Managing Partner of South Watch, LLC. Prior to founding South Watch, Paul was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Game Creek Capital, a long/short equity hedge fund based in Boston. At Game Creek, Paul focused on building out the back office operations and compliance infrastructure while advising on the general operations of the firm.
Before joining Game Creek Capital, Paul was Vice President of SS&C GlobeOp, which acquired his firm Gravity Financial in 2012. Along with his current partner, Kirby Richards, Paul was Co-Managing Member of Gravity Financial, a boutique hedge fund administrator that specialized in working with start-up hedge funds. During his time at Gravity Financial, Paul worked closely with hedge fund managers on all aspects of their business including fund structuring, accounting, operations, compliance and taxes. The same knowledge and experience that helped him manage a successful fund administration company was put to work for his clients.
Prior to Gravity Financial, Paul was a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer at AlphaSimplex Group, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager and Registered Investment Adviser. Paul helped launch five hedge funds at AlphaSimplex, including domestic and offshore entities with strategies ranging from global macro to commodities and currencies and long/short equity.
Paul began his career at Deloitte in Boston where he spent his first two years in their tax department working with investment partnerships and mutual fund clients. He ended his career at Deloitte as a Senior Audit Manager in their Alternative Investment Management practice.