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Paul F. Gibbons

Paul F. Gibbons / Partner


Paul Gibbons is a Founding Partner of Castanea Partners with 30 years of operational and transactional experience in the professional publishing, consumer products and retail sectors.

Prior to co-founding Castanea in 2001, Paul was Vice President and Treasurer of Harcourt General, Inc. and The Neiman Marcus Group. In this capacity he worked on or was responsible for the acquisition or disposition of over 35 businesses and the placement of more than $4 billion in debt financing. In addition, Paul had operational oversight for businesses including insurance, proprietary schools and retail brands. Prior to Harcourt, Paul worked for the Internal Revenue Service where he became a Certified Public Accountant.

Paul received a M.S.T. and a B.S. Degree in Accounting with honors from Bentley College.

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