Merritt Paulson

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H. Merritt Paulson III is the son of Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

"Paulson’s professional career has been focused on consumer entertainment and sports, which will provide a strong foundation for ownership in both minor league teams. After completing his MBA at Harvard, Paulson was part of a joint venture in Palo Alto, Calif., that focused on building high-speed wireless networks. He then moved to New York to become the manager of HBO on Demand and was part of the team that launched the first premium subscription video on-demand service. After HBO, Paulson moved to NBA Entertainment and has been serving as the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development at NBA Entertainment for the last four years. In that role, he helped launch and develop NBA-TV and had responsibility for both marketing and business development efforts of NBA TV and NBA LEAGUE PASS.

"From a personal standpoint, Paulson is looking forward to getting to the Northwest and starting his life here. He and his wife are passionate outdoor enthusiasts who have made many visits to Portland to enjoy the outdoors and scenery. Paulson is also very environmentally active, serving as a trustee on the board of the Wildlife Conservation and traveling extensively in Central and South America on trips focusing on wildlife and natural history." [1]

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  1. Timbers introduce new owner Merritt Paulson, Portland Timbers, accessed November 1, 2008.
  2. Panthera Board of Directors, organizational web page, accessed March 29, 2013.

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