Paul Burgon has spent most of his career in mergers and acquisitions and public and private investments. Paul currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and serves on the Board’s finance and real estate committees. Paul also serves on the Board of Directors of Wasatch Educational Inc, the parent company of Rocky Mountain University, where he is a lead independent director. Paul also served on the board of directors of Liqtech Inc, where he was lead independent director and audit committee chair, as well as a member of the governance and compensation committees.
Recently, Paul was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Steel Partners Holdings, a public holding company. At Steel Partners, Paul led almost 30 acquisitions and divestitures worth $1.4 billion, while implementing an acquisition system that significantly increased the quality and quantity of completed acquisitions for the company. Paul also co-led investor relations.
Paul served as interim Chief Financial Officer of SWK Holdings, a public company. Paul and the CEO repositioned the company from being a software developer to a leading specialty IP lender to the biotechnology and high-tech healthcare industries. Paul also served as Principal and Chief Financial Officer of NightWatch Capital Advisors LLC, a private investment advisor that invested in public and private securities for high net worth individuals and investment funds.
Paul worked as a Director and Manager of Corporate Development at Danaher Corporation, where he and two other senior managers created the Danaher Acquisition System, which was named one of the most successful in the country by Institutional Investor magazine. While at Danaher, Paul led approximately 50 completed acquisitions worth $1.7 billion.
Paul began his career working at Coopers & Lybrand, where he worked on the buy-side due diligence team in the financial advisory group. During his tenure there, he performed due diligence for 40 clients on transactions valued at approximately $70 billion.
Paul earned an executive MBA degree from Georgetown University. Paul earned his BSBA degree (cum laude) from Georgetown University, with majors in Finance and International Business and a minor in Spanish.
Paul and his wife Jill have three children and live in Utah. Paul enjoys competitive cycling, skiing and water skiing in his free time.