Mike Paul is president of Reputation Doctor® LLC. He is a top, strategic, public relations, reputation, corporate communications, crisis management and litigation-support PR expert known worldwide by the registered brand name, the Reputation Doctor®. With over 25 years’ experience in public relations, Mike helps build, maintain and repair the leading reputations and brands of global and national corporations, governments, NGOs, as well as famous people & public leaders in both good times and bad.
He is listed among the world’s top crisis PR experts by PRWeek Magazine, called “the Master of Disaster” by Business Week, “Mr. Fixit” by Sports Illustrated and named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in the U.S. in both 2012 and 2013 by Trust Across America™.
Mike provides global consulting and counseling services to leading corporations, governments, nonprofit organizations and their leaders worldwide. He has also counseled some of the top celebrities and athletes in the world. Some of the clients Mike has counseled over the years include: Citicorp, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, BMW, GM, Toyota, United Airlines, Pfizer, Samsung, Verizon, Timberland, Nuveen, Hitachi, Baxter Healthcare, Manor Care, Dunkin Donuts, Kraft Foods, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Rodney Hampton, Phil McConkey, Mark Gastineau, Freeman McNeil, Kerry Rhodes, Jim Leyritz, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Aretha Franklin, American Red Cross, FEMA, NEA, the 4As, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Jesse Jackson, Mercedes Benz, Cancer Vixen Fund, Trinidad & Tobago Petroleum Co., The People’s Republic of China, Kim Zolciak, The Soufan Group, Balyasny Asset Management, DMK Enterprises, State University of New York and many others that can’t be mentioned due to strict confidentiality.
Mike is also a global TV, radio and print news commentator regarding all types of reputations in crisis. You’ve seen him weekly on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, MSNBC, CBS News, CNBC, BBC, truTV, ESPN and Bloomberg TV to name a few.
Previously, Mike was president and senior counselor at MGP & Associates PR, executive vice president of communication, branding and advertising for NYC Economic Development Corporation under former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, global managing director of communications, marketing and advertising at MCI Systemhouse, vice president and senior counselor of public affairs at Hill & Knowlton and senior associate in the Aviator Management Training Program at Burson Marsteller.
Mike was also a former aide to former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato and a former aide to several elected officials in the New York State Legislature.
Mike resides in New York and is very active in the global, philanthropic and local charitable communities. Mike is currently an advisory board member of the Museum of Public Relations, as well as PRSA-NY’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Mike is a former chairman of the Cancer Vixen Fund, a former board (committee) member of The (PR) Seminar, and a former board member of Roots & Wings and the National Sports Marketing Network. He is a current member of The Wise Men, a NYC based association of leading executives in corporate communications and public relations.