Paul Cronin – Coach, Partner, Director of Business Development
With over 25 years of sales, management, consulting and entrepreneurship, Paul Cronin brings a broad spectrum of professional experience to the Institute. His background includes being part of the team that grew Eden Toys, a small NY-based toy manufacturer, into $90 million dollar company. Over a 17 year span, he grew from trainee, to leading a telemarketing team, rep groups and senior sales representatives serving thousands of major US retailers. Paul has been twice-bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. In 2001, he built and launched his first start-up, InfoStore Inc. – a company focused on aggregating point-of-sale data and developed market information. The company’s lifespan was cut short as a result of the post-9/11 fund-raising drought. Then, from 2004 to 2008, Paul acted as an investor, advisor and regional franchisor with Parmasters Golf Training Centers. He sold his stake in 2008 to focus on new opportunities. Paul has presented at the MIT Enterprise Forum, Babson College, Bentley College, Emerson College, Northeastern University, Salem State University, Wellesley College, Wheaton (MA) College, Professional societies in Law and Accounting, and on numerous webinars on issues of entrepreneurship, succession planning and retirement. He is an avid golfer, and enjoys spending summers with his family on Cape Cod.