Paul began his career with IBM in 1981 as a programmer. Over the years he took on various roles of additional responsibility from project manager to director, and vice president. Paul held three Vice President positions at IBM including World Wide Application Solutions Delivery, World Wide Transformation Executive for the CIO Office, and most recently, World Wide Sector Leader for the IBM Global Account Infrastructure. He joined Ahold in April 2013 as CIO.
Paul has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Mass, Amherst, and he has a combined MBA/Master in Comp Science from Marist College.