Thane Paulsen CEO

Thane joined Paulsen in 1979, working alongside his father, the firm’s founder, until his father’s death in 1987. At that time he became company president — a position he held until handing over the reins to Greg Guse in November 2008.

Thane works with the Paulsen management team and oversees staff recruitment and development. His proven ability to build and maintain a strong, growing, profitable business continues to drive the company forward. Thane graduated from South Dakota State University and will happily talk sailing with anyone who asks.