Paul Braconnier, CA
Paul is a retired financial professional, with decades of accounting and project management skills.
After spending 10 years with Ernst & Young, with his later years as a Senior Audit Manager and Computer Audit Specialist, he spent the next ten years as controller and chief financial officer in several organizations where he continued to hone his financial skills and project management skills.
In 2000 Paul co-founded a clinical contract research organization (CRO) that assisted pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies carry out human clinical trials, ranging from small Phase I studies with a dozen patients to large Phase III studies with upwards of 2,000 patients.
In 2012, after having divested the operations of the CRO, Paul joined TEC Edmonton as an Executive-In-Residence. TEC Edmonton was a joint venture between The University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton, created to assist in the commercialization of technologies invented at the University of Alberta and at the City of Edmonton. He spent two years assisting various constituencies in these organizations streamline their operations and commercializing their technologies.
Having retired in 2014, Paul and his spouse travel and volunteer in various capacities and Paul continues to advise former clients and colleagues on various financial and technology issues in a volunteer capacity.