Paul Grunau is the chief learning officer (CLO) of APi Group. In this role he is responsible for helping the company move toward its purpose of Building Great Leaders™. From 1995 to 2006 Paul 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, Paul 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 Paul’s experience and skill set.
Paul graduated from Brown University in 1987 with a degree in economics, and from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University with a MBA in 1990. He served the 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. Paul and his wife Jeanie have four children, and as of August 2016, will reside in St. Paul, Minnesota. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with family, reading, coaching basketball, and travel.