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Paul L. Schaye, the founding partner of Chestnut Hill Partners, has spent more than 40 years in investment banking and management consulting. He has been responsible for completing transactions with a value in excess of $5 Billion dollars.

Paul began his career as a management consultant at A. T. Kearney and Booz Allen & Hamilton. Subsequently, he held executive positions at PepsiCo, Viacom and Brookhill Capital Resources. Paul received a BA from the University of Massachusetts graduating Summa Cum Laude, and continued through its Ph.D. program in Business.

In October 2006, Paul was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, with multiple GIST’s (gastro intestinal stromal tumors). GIST belongs to a group of cancers called soft tissue sarcomas, rare cancers that may occur anywhere in connective tissue and which are estimated to affect approximately 10,000 patients annually and treatable with both surgery and drugs.

Paul has spent many years cycling and running to raise money for cancer research. Since he has been diagnosed himself, his efforts have not slowed. Through “Paul’s Posse,” Paul and his friends are supporting the fight against GIST. To help support this cause please check out the "Paul's Posse" website.

Paul is an active triathlete and participates in single sport events. Fast Company magazine covered how Paul completed the 750 mile Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP), while riding with ligaments broken in one hand. Afterwards Paul declared, "Failure was not an option."

Paul also participates in the Pan-Mass Challenge, which is the nation’s first fundraising bike-a-thon. The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for pediatric cancer. Now that Paul is a cancer patient, the Pan-Mass Challenge is more meaningful than ever for him. In the past, he always rode to help raise money for cancer research, but he never imagined he would ride as a possible beneficiary of that research.