Paul Darwish has served as the Chief Business Development Officer & Director of Marketing at Graydon for nearly five years, and played an instrumental role in their recent office move, in addition to directing the creation of a new brand and website for the 146 year-old law firm at the time of their move, last October. Prior to his work at Graydon, Paul has started three different companies, one of which was recognized by the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996. He also served as President of Closson’s, one of Cincinnati’s most iconic and upscale brands in the art, design and home furnishings industry. Paul began his career 30 years ago at Procter & Gamble, where he managed a $40 million promotional budget for one of their largest brands (Crest). A Cincinnati native, he earned a BA from Xavier University in English and International Affairs, and an MBA, with honors, from Harvard Business School, with a concentration in business ethics. He has taught entrepreneurship in Xavier’s MBA program and served as a mentor, advisor, and consultant to dozens of start-up companies and small businesses.