William Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor has more than 21 years of experience in leadership roles, including CEO experience in public and private companies across multiple industries.
Taylor provides CEO and Board advising, senior executive coaching, and C-suite consulting. He specializes in startups, turnarounds, sales and marketing reengineering, and raising-restructuring capital. During mergers and acquisitions, organizational change, and key person displacements, Taylor performs in interim CxO positions to assist clients in transition.
Today, Taylor is a co-owner of Investor Funding, LLC, a Mauldin, South Carolina–based investment banker, where he develops new market lending opportunities. Additionally, he owns and runs several building supply companies to enhance the return of his lending companies’ investments in multifamily and residential new construction. He leverages international relationships to minimize costs and has associated companies to gain new distribution rights. He has purchased several companies using this unique “captive client” model.
From 1997 to 2006, he served in varying roles in BSA Sales, LLC, beginning as a consultant responsible for all aspects of start-up operations and progressing to COO and co-owner. He was retained as President after BSA was successfully sold to Synnex.
From 1994 to 1997, Taylor served as Acting Vice President, Technical Support Manager, and Government Sales Manager and Director for FA Distributing / Gates Arrow. Within these roles he assisted with six company acquisitions, oversaw sales of computer products and peripherals to government entities, developed a sales prediction model for HP, and achieved profitability for technical functions.
Before this, he owned EZ Link Computers in Tucson, Arizona, where he gained experience selling computer equipment to government entities and hiring, training and supervising employees. This company allowed him to use the skills he learned in the United States Air Force as the base Small Computer Manager.
Taylor holds many technical certifications including Microsoft Certified Engineer and Novell Certified Network Engineer and Instructor; he is 3COM Wizard Certified, and was the First IBM Professional Server Engineer as featured in Computer Reseller News.