Paul H. Carleton

Paul H. Carleton

Managing Partner
Phone:T: 216.523.1962; C: 216.272.3373


Paul is founder and Managing Partner of Carleton McKenna & Company.  He has more than 40 years of experience in corporate and investment banking focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising activities for both private and public corporations.  Prior to establishing Carleton McKenna, Paul was founder and Senior Managing Director of Carleton, McCreary, Holmes & Company, which was acquired by KeyCorp.  Paul was previously Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance at the regional investment banking firm of McDonald & Company.

Paul has extensive corporate governance experience serving on corporate boards and not-for-profit boards.  He has served on over 15 private company boards and currently sits on the Boards of E & H Family Group, Inc. and Breuer Premium Pet Food, Inc.  His not-for profit experience includes Bluecoats, Inc., Baldwin Wallace University, (former Chair) and Playhouse Square Foundation.  He previously served on the boards of the Center for Health Affairs; Leadership Cleveland; FBI Citizens’ Academy Foundation; University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Vice Chair) and University Hospitals Medical Group.

Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University and his master’s in business administration from Northwestern University.  He also received an honorary doctorate degree from Baldwin Wallace University.