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Paul Oliphant

Paul Oliphant

Chief Financial Officer
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. - Abraham Lincoln

Personal Life & Career

Paul is Velentium's Chief Financial Officer, overseeing its finance, accounting, and HR departments. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Accounting and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Paul has a wife of 22 years and four sons who range from college to middle school age. He enjoys running, cycling, triathlons, attending his kids' sports activities, mountain climbing, reading, and traveling with his wife in his spare time.

Paul started in public accounting but later moved into industry and worked for a mix of public and private companies. He has spent most of his time with private equity-backed companies (5 companies over 20 years), helping them achieve growth and drive shareholder value. Paul has been a part of two initial public offerings, one in the United States and the other in Canada. He also was a founding partner in a start-up that designed, financed, built, and operated a $200MM FERC jurisdictional underground natural gas facility.

Paul has always been motivated by his family and co-workers. He takes great pride in providing for his family and being an example of what it means to use the talents and skills that he has been given to their highest potential to his children. He understands that each individual's contributions are part of what it takes for the entire team and company to achieve their co-workers' goals. He feels it is important to do his part to the best of his ability, so the whole team is successful.

Why Velentium?

Paul was attracted to Velentium due to the values driving the company. He views 'Velentium's values, mission, and vision as well defined and very closely aligned with his perspective and beliefs. Drawing on his past leadership experience, Paul understood the time and energy it took to create Honorable, Results++, and Humble Charisma, including the underlying rationale for each of them.

Paul's company's goals are to build on the success that Dan and Tim have created from scratch over the first eight (8) years and organize the finance and other back-office support functions to align with the vision for the next ten years plus.

Looking Ahead

Paul believes the degree of expertise at all Velentium organization levels is equivalent to or even exceeds companies ten times its size. This extraordinary amount of talent, combined with the buy-in from employees on the companies values that will continue to drive Velentium's success.

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Primary Location

Katy, TX

Experience & Recognition

  • Passion for leading by example to ensure the team's success
  • Over 25 years of experience in Accounting & Finance
  • Goals for the company are to organize the finance & other back-office support functions to align with 10+ year growth goals
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