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Paul W. Hobby

Paul W. Hobby

Founding Partner, Genesis Park LP

Mr. Hobby is Managing Director of Genesis Park LP, a Houston-based private equity firm specializing in growth businesses, distress situations and public company carveouts. Genesis Park often provides management and board governance services to its portfolio companies. In that role, Mr. Hobby served as CEO of Texas Monthly from 2016 to 2019, as CEO of Alpheus Communications, a fiber optic network and data center provider, from 2004 to 2011, and as Chairman of CapRock Services, Inc., the largest provider of satellite services globally from 2002 to 2007.

Mr. Hobby has served on the Board of Directors of NRG Energy, Inc., a leading integrated power company, since March 2006, and has recently led a board and management overhaul at FloTek. He previously served on the Board of Eagle Global Logistics, Stewart Title, Coastal Banc, Amegy Bank and Aronex Pharmaceuticals.. Mr. Hobby is former Chairman of the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Texas Business Hall of Fame, the Texas General Services Commission and the Texas Ethics Commission and today serves on the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees.

Mr. Hobby earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Texas Law School. Early in his career he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, and an Associate at Fulbright & Jaworski. He is often sought out as a public speaker and resource on regional, policy and corporate strategy topics.