Meet Paul Trauger at Ramos Center in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood & Port Charlotte, FL
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Trauger was born in Ecuador and earned his BA in EconomicInternational Studies from UCLA, (University of California, Los Angeles) and his Accounting/Business degree from USC (University of Southern California). Over the past 25 years his career has spanned three continents with leadership and entrepreneurial roles in Western Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Due to his expansive travel and international relations, Paul is fluent in five languages.
Paul started his career at one of the big consulting firms in Los Angeles, CA where he obtained his CPA Certificate in 1995. He then initiated a 20-year career in international trade and shipping as CFO/Director in Belgium of one the largest fresh fruit brands in the world. As a member of the Board of Directors he became the company’s active lobbyist and press spokesman which earned him a pivotal role as an official advisor to the Ecuadorean Government in a sensitive world Trade Organization (WTO) trade dispute between Latin America and Europe.
As a young entrepreneur in the early 2000’s, Paul was responsible for introducing and distributing the Red Bull brand and beverages to Ecuador. In the past 10 years Paul founded and owned four successful operations in the healthcare and agriculture sectors in three Latin American countries and has consulted in the start-up and operation of two other important ventures.
Paul has also completed a variety of executive trainings over the course of his career on corporate performance and mergers and acquisitions from the Harvard Business School, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and INSEAD (France). He obtained his Master of Health Administration degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
Paul joined the Ramos Center in 2017 as a Business Consultant and now serves as its Chief Financial Officer and the CEO of one of its affiliates. He has been together with his wife, Johanna, for 25+ years and has two great kids. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time at the beach, enjoying a glass of red wine, and traveling.