Dr. Paul Winum joined RHR International in 1991 and is a Senior Partner in the New York office. Paul serves as practice leader of Board & CEO Services, with duties that include spearheading research, coordinating efforts with clients, and supporting consultants in the field. Paul has 25 years of management and consulting experience across the spectrum of RHR service areas, including board consultation, senior executive selection, development, talent management, pre-investment due diligence, and merger integration. Paul also coauthored the book Inside CEO Succession: The Essential Guide to Leadership Transition, which received strong reviews from many prominent business leaders.
Prior to joining RHR International, Paul was the chief operating officer of a large New York City nonprofit organization, managing five service divisions and a consulting operation. He also helped build a business from the ground up that is flourishing almost three decades later, and he founded a philanthropic organization in support of a human services agency.
Paul received a Ph.D. and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame in counseling psychology and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from Columbia University. He has chaired the Midwinter Conference of the Society of Consulting Psychology and served as President of that organization in 2004. In 2007, he was awarded specialty board certification in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.