President and Co-Founder of The Artist Evolution Central Arkansas
After a successful career in the ultra-creative field of public accounting, Paul decided on an occupation involving less stress, less competition, and a bright future for years to come. He sought out an industry that could weather the onslaught of impending technological and societal change. So, in 1990, he joined his family’s commercial printing operation.
Today, CustomXM is a full service marketing, print, promotional products and signage provider. As owner of CustomXM, Paul and his team use graphics, print, signs, banners, the internet, walls, floors, windows, creative thinking, lots of coffee and sometimes smoke signals to help our clients Market Smarter.
In November 2013, Paul was recognized as “the Printer of the Year” by the National Association of Quick Printers, the Association’s highest honor. In 2014, Paul was inducted into the NAPL Soderstrom Society, a national honor society which recognizes the contributions of industry leaders. In 2021, CustomXM was awarded the Small Business of the Year by the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. 2022 marks CustomXM’s 56th year in business.
Paul has been active in the community for years, and is a past president of the Downtown Little Rock Kiwanis Club, and past chairman of the Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce and the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Catholic High School Foundation