Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Coach
Paul Hamerly is an angel investor, entrepreneur and certified coach in Northeast Ohio.
Twenty-year corporate career in packaged goods marketing with Nestle, HJ Heinz (including Weight Watchers) and Beecham Products, from entry-level to Vice President Marketing.
Twenty-year career as a start-up entrepreneur, having founded Kitchen Basics brand Cooking Stocks in 1996--built to national distribution over 15 years in the soup aisle. Received offers from 3 Fortune companies. Sold the company to spice company, McCormick & Co. Also founded Novus Energy, a combustion engine technology company that uses heat exhaust to reformulate gasoline for greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
Active member of 3 angel funds, conducting screening and due diligence for the North Coast Angel Fund, Canton's Impact Fun, and Comeback Capital. Serve on 3 boards and as a member of the grant/loan selection panel at GLIDE. Work with entrepreneurs as Certified coach from Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, 2014.