Paul Taaffe is the founder and managing partner of FINANCE People Solutions. He looks back at 25 years of experience in challenging high profile CFO positions with global “blue chip” Corporations and PE Funds Portfolio Companies.
Paul Taaffe is also Founder and Managing Partner of Taaffe and Partners which specializes in benchmarking and structuring CFO organizations.
Paul was a CFO in diverse industries from Financial Services, IT, Telecommunications, Automotive Suppliers, Consumer Goods, Health Care and Building Supplies where he worked for corporations like Pepsi Co, Nike, Lear and Dell.
On the PE side Paul was CFO of portfolio companies owned by TPG, Advent, CVC and DBAG.
He subsequently became PE Partner for Alvarez & Marsal where he was CFO and CRO of Tele Columbus when he completed a debt to equity swap and set the company on track for a successful IPO later.
Paul Taaffe is a Chartered Accountant (ACCA – Glasgow Scotland) and as an Irish citizen speaks English as well as fluent German and basic French Italian and Spanish.
He lives with his family in Frankfurt am Main Germany am Main.