Our People


Paul Grunau
Chief Learning Officer
APi Group

Paul Grunau is the chief learning officer (CLO) of APi Group. 

In this role, Grunau is responsible for helping the company move toward its purpose of Building Great Leaders™. From 1995 to 2006 Grunau was president and then owner of Grunau Company, a mechanical and fire protection contractor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   Shortly after APi Group purchased Grunau Company in 2006, Grunau joined APi Group as its chief operating officer, a position he held until 2011.  He then left APi Group to participate in the start-up of Health Payment Systems, a health care technology company, and subsequently helped lead the company through its early-stage evolution.  In 2016, the opportunity to return to APi Group and join the senior leadership team in a concerted effort to help all employees across the organization develop their leadership skills and reach their full potential, represented the perfect fit for Grunau's experience and skill set.

Grunau graduated from Brown University in 1987 with a degree in economics, and from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University with an MBA in 1990.  He served as chair of the board of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School from 2013 to 2015 and is a member of the board of director of Tingue Brown and Company, Glenn Rieder Inc., Great Lakes Roofing, and Health Payment Systems.  

Grunau and his wife Jeanie have four children and reside in St. Paul, Minnesota.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, reading, coaching basketball, and travel.