Paul V Reilly
Partner in New Direction Partners
In April 2009 Paul V Reilly formed New Direction Partners, an investment banking and financial advisory services firm, with Peter Schaefer,
Jim Russell and Tom Williams to serve the printing and packaging industries. Services include merger advisory services through the representation of selling
shareholders as well as buy side representation, valuation services, financing and refinancing efforts, strategic planning,turnaround and restructuring services,
and temporary/interim management consulting. Mr. Reilly has been providing investment banking and financial advisory for ten years and engagements have
included flexible packaging, paperboard packaging, label, commercial printing, direct mail, web-to-print, digital printing, envelope manufacturing and graphic
art supplier clients. Mr. Reilly frequently speaks at industry conferences on such topics as: Growing Market Share, Solution Selling, Mega Industry Trends,
Competing with Consolidators and M & A Trends.
Previously, Mr. Reilly was Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Cenveo, Inc. (NYSE:CVO), one of North America’s leading printing firms. During his ten years at Cenveo, the firm grew from $17 million to almost $2 billion in sales with more than 10,000 employees, 86 plants and numerous sales offices throughout North America. While he was at Cenveo, the company grew rapidly through acquisitions, completing some 60 acquisitions and numerous capital raisings, and created over 17% CAGR in shareholder returns. As CEO, Mr. Reilly led the transition of Cenveo from a collection of independent firms to an integrated graphic communication firm providing its clients with multi-media solutions. Under his leadership, Cenveo was voted second place in the printing and publishing category as Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies of 2004 and ranked number ten of the Russell 3000 companies on Corporate Governance Quotients by Institutional Shareholder Services.
Mr. Reilly is active in many industry organizations and associations. He currently serves on the Investment Committee of the Printing Industries of America and serves as Vice-Chair of the Meeting and Content Committee of the Envelope Manufacturers Association. In addition, he has served on the Envelope Manufacturers Association Foundation Board of Trustees and on the Board of PIA/GATF. He is also a past member of The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs from leading corporations who advocate public policies that foster economic growth, a dynamic global economy, and a well-trained and productive U.S. workforce essential for our future competitiveness.
Mr. Reilly currently serves on the boards of SoftPrint, a provider of workflow software for customized printing, Forces First, a London based provider of insurance products to European military personnel and CSG Solutions, a provider of outsourcing services (recently cited as one of the fastest growing firms in the US).
In 2003, Paul was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor given to immigrants and their descendants who, through struggle and sacrifice, helped build the nation and took the "American Dream" from hope into reality.
Prior to joining Cenveo as CFO in 1995, Mr. Reilly served as Managing Director of an investment banking firm specializing in acquisitions of small businesses. His background also includes fifteen years with Polychrome Corporation (now part of Kodak) in various finance, marketing, and strategic planning positions, including Vice President and General Manager. Previous to Polychrome, he spent three years with Arthur Andersen & Co. as a computer auditor.
Mr. Reilly has an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA in Computer Methodology from Baruch College. Previously a CPA, he served as a Bernard M. Baruch Graduate Assistant from 1974 to 1975. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Paul now resides in Colorado and Florida with his wife of 40 years, Patty. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. His interests include skiing, mountain climbing, mountain biking, sailing and golfing.