Managing Partner


Paul has held senior leadership positions for over 30 years, with extensive experience in strategy and leadership identification and development.

Paul Doyle is the Managing Partner at Blackford Capital. In the 8 years prior to joining Blackford full time, he served as an Operating Partner focusing on strategic planning and executive coaching. Paul brings with him more than 35 years of diverse business experience, including 15 years as a CEO, leading manufacturing companies. Paul has been active in North America with companies ranging from $20 million to $450 million in revenue.


Paul’s passion is for leader and leadership development. This is the red thread that has run through his entire career. He began work at Delta Management Group in Portland, Oregon where he was responsible for first line leadership development in their client companies.

In 2000 he joined Donnelly Corporation in Holland, Michigan and was responsible for operations in the window’s division. Eventually he served as the Global Director of Organizational Development responsible for strategic planning and executive development in 34 global locations.

Paul then moved to GHSP in Grand Haven, Michigan as VP of Human Resources, VP of Sales and Marketing and ultimately served as President / CEO. Doyle built and led the executive team that successfully navigated the recession while at the same time completing the transformation of GHSP from a metal forming business to a market focused mechatronic business. He led the transformation of the sales and marketing processes at GHSP and in seven years the team more than doubled top line growth and secured booked business that quadrupled the size of the business.

During this time of rapid growth GHSP achieved record high profits in his last two years. At the same time, GHSP grew from 600 employees in North America to 1600 employees in the U.S., MX, China, Japan, and Germany. Under his leadership GHSP also achieved all-time high scores on their internal employee satisfaction survey.

Doyle left GHSP to join Coastal Group as CEO in 2014 and led the doubling of the business and created nearly $100M in equity. In 2014 he also started LeaderWork, a consulting firm whose purpose is to prepare leaders for the tasks of leadership; to prevent the frustrations and failures that come from incomplete preparation and development.

Professional Activities

Paul is a published book author (GainManagement, AMACOM 1992) and magazine contributor on management topics including leadership and strategic planning. He has been a long-time board member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), a member of the Scanlon Plan Board of Directors, and volunteer at Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring.


Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from West Virginia University, and a Certificate in Executive Management from the University of Notre Dame.

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