Mike Paul

Economic Development Services Director

Mike Paul is a seasoned growth executive with over 25 years of experience in designing and leading innovation for top consumer products companies, including Campbell Soup and General Mills. An innovation catalyst, he led multiple $100 million product launches in the food and beverage sector, earning recognition from AC Nielsen and IRI. His journey from corporate leadership to entrepreneurship reflects his passion for driving growth and change. Mike ran his own innovation consultancy serving both start-ups and Fortune 500 clients and since 2020, he successfully scaled his own last-mile logistics company managing a team of over 70 employees.

As Blue Stone’s Economic Development Services Director, Mike will harness his strong traditional marketing experience and entrepreneurial skills to work with Tribes in forging their economic engines through a combination of proven business practices and helping Tribes envision new opportunities to drive growth and sustain Tribal sovereignty.

Mike holds an MBA from Northwestern University and is a proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes (Sinixt band). He resides with his family in the Greater Philadelphia, PA area. Blue Stone’s mission of strengthening Tribal sovereignty aligns with his personal beliefs that Tribal self-sustainability is the key to sustaining our Native heritage, traditions, and way of life.