Paul Shoemaker is the founding president of Social Venture Partners (SVP) International and currently sits on its board of directors. Past work includes a term as board treasurer of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (2001-2007), as well as the Microsoft Alumni Foundation (2008-2013). In 2011 and 2012, Paul was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential People in the Non-Profit Sector” by The NonProfit Times. Before coming to SVP, Paul was group manager for worldwide operations at Microsoft. Paul holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Texas and a BBA in accounting from Iowa State University. Paul enjoys life with his wife and three sons, and is an avid sports fan. Go Seahawks!