Business Advisory Council: Member Profile


Chief Financial Officer &
Executive Vice President
Hyperdynamics Corporation
Houston, Texas

Paul, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, earned his Bachelor of Science in Business as well as his MBA from Miami University.

In August 2011, Paul retired from Marathon Oil Corporation after a 31-year career with the company. He joined Hyperdynamics, which is exploring for oil and gas off the coast of the Republic of Guinea.

From 2001 to July 2011, Paul served as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of Marathon at the company's headquarters in Houston. He began his career with Marathon in 1980 as a financial analyst in the company's Findlay, Ohio, offices.

In 1984, Paul transferred to Pittsburgh as Senior Financial Representative and became short-term investment manager in New York in 1986 and then Manager – Treasury – New York in 1987.

Paul returned to Pittsburgh as Director - Corporate Financial Analysis in 1991 and was named Assistant Treasurer - Corporate Finance in 1994. Four years later, he moved to London as Marathon's Manager, Finance and Administration, Production, United Kingdom. In 2000, Paul was named comptroller for
U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh. The following year he returned to Marathon as Vice President Finance and Treasurer.

Paul serves on the boards of directors of Oil Investment Corporation Ltd. and Oil Casualty Investment
Corporation Ltd.