Mr. Paull was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, a global foodservice retailer, from July, 2001 until he retired from that position effective, January 2008. Prior to joining McDonald's in 1993, Mr. Paull was a partner at Ernst & Young where he managed a variety of financial practices during his 18-year career. He served as a director and a member of the Audit Committee of Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) from 2003 through April 2013, as its Lead Independent Director from 2010 through April 2013, and served as Chairman of its Finance and Investment Policy Committee.
Mr. Paull has served as a director of Air Products & Chemicals Corporation since September, 2013 and currently chairs the Audit & Finance Committee at Air Products. Mr. Paull is also a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS), an advisory director of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. and an advisory director of The One Acre Fund.
Mr. Paull earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in Accounting Science degree from the University of Illinois.
* Chair of the Finance
Committee and member of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee