In addition to his role with Teneo, Paul also serves as Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing, China.
Prior to joining Teneo, Paul served as the Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former President George W. Bush and President Barack H. Obama. Paul also played a key role as the White House representative to the U.S. Negotiating Team at the Six-Party Talks Nuclear Negotiations.
From May 2004 to June 2007, Paul served as the Executive Assistant to the U.S. National Security Adviser. Trained as a China foreign area Officer in the U.S. Army, Paul has been assigned twice to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, served as a U.S. Army Company Commander during a two-year tour to the Republic of Korea, and also worked in the Pentagon as an adviser on China, Taiwan, and Mongolia affairs on the staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Some of his early assignments in the U.S. Army included postings in Germany, Desert Storm, Korea, and Kuwait. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in October 2009.
Paul received an M.A. from Harvard University, and a B.S. from Clarkson University.