Prior to joining West Monroe Partners he served as president and CEO, as well as founder of ETM Global, an information technology consulting company.
He was formerly president and chief operating officer of The Clearing Corporation (“CCorp”).
Before becoming COO of CCorp, Paulson was the clearinghouse's executive vice president and chief information officer, from December 2002 until February 2005. He joined CCorp's information systems department in May 1995 as the director of business application development, database administration. He was named senior vice president and CIO in December 1999.
Prior to joining CCorp, Paulson was a vice president, fixed income trading technology at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York from 1994 to 1995. From April 1990 to January 1994, he was a director, global markets technology for Continental Bank (and later ISSC, a subsidiary of IBM). From September 1981 to April 1990, he was assistant vice president, information technology at Harris Trust and Savings Bank, a subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal in Chicago. From May 1977 to September 1981, Paulson held positions of increasing responsibility in Information Technology at International Harvester Company.
He has served as an officer for several technology-related user groups and committees amd is currently active with the Technology Committee of the Futures Industry Association and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Technology Advisory Committee.
Paulson is also a member of the Executive’s Club of Chicago, Economics Club, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lumity, The Wellness House, The Community House and several youth sports organizations.
He holds an MBA with a finance emphasis from DePaul University and a Bachelor with a finance emphasis from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and computer science from Lewis University.
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