Chester L. F. Paulson

CHESTER L.F. PAULSON is Chairman and Founder of Paulson Capital Corp. In
1970, he and Jacqueline Paulson founded Paulson Trading Company to
provide a trading arena for public companies in the Northwest. Now
Paulson Investment Company, it has grown into the Northwest’s largest
independent brokerage firm encompassing retail business, trading and
investment banking services. The firm’s parent company is Paulson
Capital Corp. In addition to his duties as Chairman of Paulson Capital
and Paulson Investment, Mr. Paulson’s primary activity is investment
banking. Clients deal with the head decision maker, another favorable
distinction from the larger banks. Prior to founding his own company,
Mr. Paulson was head securities trader for Portland, Oregon-based May &
Co. He earned his BS in Economics at the University of Oregon and his
MBA at the University of Portland.