Kevin Paulsen is a Managing Director at Transworld Business Advisors Central Texas. He has more than 35 years of experience in driving growth in startup, mid-size and large companies. During his career, Kevin has raised more than $40M in debt and equity capital in his various positions.
Kevin co-founded and served for 10 years as the President and CEO at TechSkills LLC, a privately held, national, post-secondary institution. Kevin grew the company from startup to $47M in annual revenue. He accomplished this both organically, as well as through acquisition of Edgia, a provider of online education testing. Kevin also orchestrated the acquisition of Boston University Corporate Education Center from Boston University, a corporate training provider for Fortune 500 companies.
Before his involvement at TechSkills, Kevin served as Executive Vice President of Global Services for Norstan, Inc., a publicly traded technology integration and consulting company in Minneapolis, MN. While there, Kevin made several acquisitions of IT consulting firms, totaling more than $50M in revenue.
As well, Kevin spent 21 years at IBM, where he held a number of financial, sales and consulting positions. His career at IBM culminated in a position as Vice President of Integration Services within IBM Global Services Chicago, a $100M organization with 500 IT consultants.
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a major in Finance. He has been an Austin resident since 2000 and holds a current Texas real estate license.