Paul Welsh took the helm of NATIONAL’s Vancouver office in October 2017. From 1995 to 2007, Paul was the co-architect of the success of Vancouver-based Karyo Communications, growing it from a boutique agency to Western Canada’s largest full-service holistic marketing and communications firm. Following Karyo’s acquisition by Edelman in 2007, he guided the agency’s further expansion leading up to and during the 2010 Winter Olympics, ongoing business development and organic growth across Canada, and the launch of a Calgary office. From 2013-2016, he served as chief commercial officer for Edelman Canada, identifying emerging opportunities, mergers and acquisitions and introducing new lines of business, including the opening of Edelman’s first Ottawa office. In 2015, Paul co-founded Amicus Global Relief Solutions, a software start-up focused on rethinking how philanthropy works. Their first product was released in September 2017.Paul is a member of Lions Club International and is an avid supporter of youth rugby, serving as director and head coach of the rugby program at West Vancouver Secondary School. He lives on Bowen Island and his daily commute consists of a 10-minute crossing of Howe Sound in his 22-foot welded aluminum salmon boat.