After a 35-year career in the investment industry, Paul launched his own education and consulting firm, Derivatives Solutions LLC, in 2013. Paul began his career as an equity research analyst and quantitative portfolio strategist at one of the largest banks in the south where he pioneered some of the first ever uses of options in institutional money management. After earning his Ph.D. he spent ten years as a full-time university professor while maintaining an active consulting business, particularly in quantitative trading strategies and risk management.