This week’s guest is Charles Paul. The Worldwise Education CEO is a former high-school teacher who left the ranks of education for a career in corporate finance. Mr. Paul was Managing Director of mergers and acquisitions for two prominent investment banking firms in Southern California and served as the CEO of his own merger and acquisition firm that he sold in 2001. Nearly $1 billion exchanged hands as a result of his closed transactions.
Together with his wife, Katherine Pham-Paul and Edgar Crocker, Charles co-founded Worldwise Education to demonstrate that a for-profit business can generate shareholder value and simultaneously benefit a social cause — in this case, provide teachers with educational materials needed for their classrooms at low cost or free of charge.
For additional reference we’ve included links to some of the people, places and things discussed in this episode:
Artwork for Education
UC Irvine – The Paul Merage School of Business
Captain Daniel Moreland
Go To Market Strategy
The Distribution Channel
Skin in the Game
Cinco de Mayo
World Vision International
Call Me Ted by Ted Turner
Sailingbird’s Guide to the Kingdom of Tonga