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Paul J. Weaver, CPA

Senior Associate

B.A. Accounting, Minor Russian, Magna cum Laude, Rutgers University. Mr. Weaver is a global financial executive with a background in manufacturing and service companies in several industries. He has led finance, strategic planning, operations, IT and distribution functions for global divisions of public companies, has been the CFO for small private and public companies, and has provided business consulting services to the Surface Warfare Enterprise of the US Navy. Paul has developed and managed consumer products, aviation services, packaging & photonics businesses in the US and 20 other countries, including 2 years in the Hong Kong toy industry working for companies such as Tyco Toys, Arthur Andersen, Ogden Aviation, SupplyOne, Thomas Group and Dynasil Corporation. Mr. Weaver spent 22 years with Tyco Toys, where he was a member of the executive committee that took the company public and grew it organically, as well as through acquisition, into a Fortune 500 company. As a result of that growth, Tyco Toys became the third largest toy company in the world. Throughout his career, Paul has participated in multiple domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures & joint ventures, and brings to RLS the inside perspective on such transactions, including post acquisition transition, integration, and assessment. A significant part of Paul’s activity has also been on the operations side with a multinational division with manufacturing and distribution operations in 5 countries reporting directly to him. In addition to his M&A activity with RLS, through his private consulting business Mr. Weaver provides part time and interim CFO services, including strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis enabling his small and middle market clients to better manage profitability. Paul has been a guest lecturer in international business at the Rutgers University School of Business and is a board member for an emerging nonprofit bringing clean drinking water to the developing world.