Advisory Board Member
Paul Schulz is a CEO, “second career” nonprofit leader, and philanthropist. Most recently, Paul was the CEO of the American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region, from 2007 through 2013. In those seven years, Paul helped to raise over $100 million, leading a team that strategically focused the Red Cross and engaged new audiences to support its mission of disaster relief and emergency response. His team tripled annual revenue from individuals, foundations, and corporations; consolidated nine chapters into one region saving $8 million annually; and managed a staff of 100 and volunteer team of thousands.
Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Paul led sales and marketing for Overture, acquired by Yahoo for $1.3 billion in 2003. At Overture, Paul helped grow sales from $50 million to over $1 billion in five years and helped the company deal with human resource and management issues during a period of explosive growth.
Prior to Yahoo, Paul was a publisher. He was President of Recycler Classifieds, the largest collection of private party ad newspapers in Los Angeles. He doubled profits and added new titles, helped launch Recycler.com, and supported the sale of the Recycler to the Los Angeles Times for $200 million in 1998.
Paul started his career at McKinsey & Company, the global consulting firm. At McKinsey, Paul focused on strategy, organizational development, and restructuring while working with clients that included Unilever, NBC, and the Los Angeles Times.
Paul earned his Masters in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar and threw the javelin on the varsity track team. Fortunately no one was hurt.
He was a summa cum laude graduate of Claremont McKenna College where he earned his BA in Economics, was President of the Claremont Speech & Debate Team and Captain, MVP and Academic All American of the baseball team.
Paul is currently consulting on global philanthropy issues with the UCLA Center for World Health. He serves on the California Community Foundation Board of Directors, overseeing $1.3 billion in charitable assets and serving on CCF’s audit and program committees. He has also served on the boards of directors for Goodwill Industries of Southern California, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, the Gould Center at Claremont McKenna College and Nolo Press, a for-profit company focused on legal publishing.
Paul is married with three children and is active in his hometown of La Canada.