Paul S. OfmanSenior Partner, Client Management
Dr. Paul Ofman is based in New York City and is RHR’s senior partner for client management, overseeing all of RHR’s client relationships and directly managing some of RHR’s largest and most complex consulting engagements, typically at the board and C-level. His experience covers industries including insurance, pharmaceutical/biotech, banking, private equity, distribution, cable, media/entertainment, consumer products, high-tech, electronics, energy, food, weight loss, manufacturing, chemical, and retail sectors.
Prior to joining RHR International, Paul served as chief staffer and strategic planner for the CEO of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. He also served for 10 years in clinical roles in mental health services and worked in assessment roles at the NYPD and several investment brokerage firms. Paul also served as an assistant professor in psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine for over a decade.
Paul is also a nationally recognized expert in the field of corporate and public-sector crisis leadership. He has served voluntary leadership roles with the American Red Cross, where he established a program in NYC providing for the mental health needs of disaster victims. Paul advised key government officials, including the city’s mayor, on how they could most effectively lead in the aftermath of 9/11. The New York Times has spotlighted his work in numerous major disasters. For his years of pro bono public service and his contributions to the field of consulting psychology, he was awarded the Society of Consulting Psychology’s Exemplary Impact Commendation in 2006.
Paul served as a member of the board of directors of Wireless Generation, a privately held educational technology company based in New York until its acquisition by News Corp. He is currently a board member of Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, working to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
Paul received a bachelor’s degree with Phi Beta Kappa honors from City University of New York/Queens College and a doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University. He completed an MBA with a specialization in healthcare administration jointly at City University of New York/Baruch College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Paul is an avid cyclist, pedaling through Southeast Asia, the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, and the streets of New York City.