Paul C. Schnoebelen III, Managing Director and President – Paul has over 30 years of experience in advising both public and private companies in evaluating and completing merger, acquisition and financing transactions. He has represented clients in many industries including extensive experience with industrial, consumer products, manufacturing, distribution and business services companies. Prior to joining The Fortune Group in 1995, Paul helped establish the investment banking affiliate of First Bank System (now US Bank) in Minneapolis where he served as a senior officer for five years. From 1981 to 1988, he worked in corporate finance for Lehman Brothers, in both New York and London, leaving as a senior member of the firm’s Industrial Group. Paul earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS, summa cum laude, in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri–Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). He is registered with FINRA as a Series 24 General Securities Principal, a Series 82 Limited Representative-Private Securities Offerings and a Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent.