“May I say that I have worked with all types of people from the roughest to the smoothest, but rarely with a person such as Paul Laud. He embodies courtesy, fairness, hard work and intellectual precision with a capacity to see the wider picture. His shareholders are the richer for this as are the board and the management.”
Chairman Emeritus, Beazer Homes, Inc.
“I have known Paul for 20 years and have worked closely with him in all facets of private equity - as a buyer, seller and co-investor. He is a deeply experienced and highly successful private equity principal. He was engaged to assist GSC at a point of great upheaval in the firm. He dove into an unknown portfolio and immediately brought leadership and discipline to these relationships. We brought him over when these partnership interests were transferred to Black Diamond. He took the necessary and difficult steps that built significant value in this portfolio, and he successfully led the myriad processes required to monetize it.”
Head of Private Equity
Black Diamond Capital Management, LLC
“I have sat on many boards in my career and as the Chairman of Aeromet, Paul Laud’s eloquence, intelligence, reasonableness, and ability to be tough but fair has never been equalled in all my experience. Everyone enjoys being part of a success, but Paul's involvement made it that much more enjoyable and memorable.”
Chairman & CEO, Insulmaster Corp.
Non-Executive Chairman of Excello Asia, Ltd.
"Paul has been and is one of the most knowledgable and enjoyable people to come into our lives. There are not enough superlatives to describe him. Here are just a few... Pleasant. Patient. Persistent. Logical. Logistical.
Paul is a great listener and knows how and when to laugh. Paul is your best friend (dog) at your side and will absolutely protect you. He is a tremendous negotiator. He is also like your kindergarten teacher making sure everyone 'plays nice' in the sandbox with the utmost integrity.
There is an old saying... 'You don't know what you don't know.' Paul through his extensive experience in business and life often knows the way to go."
Mark and Linda Baker
Founders, The Vermont Flannel Company