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Paul Hess
Chief Legal Officer

For more than 20 years, Paul Hess has led his teams in guiding the financial, legal, and compliance framework for complex entities. He is an expert in establishing best practices for developing infrastructure necessary to execute successful business strategies. 

In his role as Chief Legal Officer for New Western, Hess manages all aspects of accounting, business strategy, compliance, finance, human resources, operations, and legal matters for New Western and its portfolio of companies.

Prior to joining New Western in 2014, he was the controller and legal counsel for Q Investments, where he analyzed financial information, created guidelines and procedures, maintained accounting records, and prepared GAAP financial statements for more than 60 entities within a complex multi-billion-dollar hedge fund structure encompassing a private bank, holding companies in both foreign and domestic jurisdictions, and foundations. He also served as an accountant at Whitley Penn, where he was responsible for tax return preparation and audits. 

Hess received his Juris Doctor degree from Texas A&M University School of Law, a master’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor of business administration from Texas A&M University. In addition to having a State Bar of Texas license to practice law, he is also a certified public accountant. 

Outside of the office, Hess places the utmost importance on caring for his family. He spends his time with his wife, Jessica whom he married in 2004, and his two daughters, Genevieve and Allana. The family enjoys traveling to Disney World and the Caribbean frequently, as well as playing with their family dogs.

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