Paul C. Winum

Senior Partner, Practice Leader Co-Head, Board & CEO Services


Dr. Paul Winum is a senior partner in the New York office. Paul serves as co-head of Board & CEO Services, with duties that include spearheading research, coordinating efforts with clients, and supporting consultants in the field. Paul has 30 years of management and consulting experience across the spectrum of RHR service areas, including board consultation, senior executive selection, development, talent management, pre-investment due diligence, and merger integration. Paul also co-authored the book Inside CEO Succession: The Essential Guide to Leadership Transition, which received strong reviews from prominent business leaders. He is one of the nation’s preeminent specialists in the areas of CEO succession and board evaluation and is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal as well as Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive magazines.

Prior to joining RHR International, Paul was the chief operating officer of a large New York City nonprofit organization, managing five service divisions and a consulting operation. He also helped build a business from the ground up that is flourishing almost three decades later, and he founded a philanthropic organization in support of a human services agency.

Paul received a PhD and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame in counseling psychology and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from Columbia University. In 2007, he was awarded specialty board certification in organizational and business consulting psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.