Mr. Paul Jonathan Gam

Grace Associates, LLC
St. Paul, Minnesota
United States

Focus Areas

Racial Equity & Healing
Asian-American & PI Communities


Paul Gam is Managing Director, Grace Associates, LLC, an international strategic advisory firm with presence in Switzerland, China, and the US that specializes in guiding technology companies and investors in the assessment, development, and execution of commercialization, growth and liquidity strategies. Mr. Gam was Vice President, International Development for St. Jude Medical, Inc., a Fortune 500 medical devices company, where he led mergers & acquisitions, developed strategic alliances, and drove other business development initiatives for the $3 billion International Division from 2002 to 2011. He established the company's first Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise in China and served as its Chairman of the Board. He has been the Interim Managing Director and General Manager for Asia-Pacific. Paul was formerly Director of Global Assurance at Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) based in Minneapolis. In that role, Paul led the team responsible for independently appraising the worldwide effectiveness of the company's accounting, administrative, and operational systems, and assessing the compliance with corporate procedures and policies. Prior to that, Paul was Director of Finance at Medtronic's Cardiac Rhythm Management business. Before joining Medtronic, Paul served in a number of increasingly responsible roles in auditing, consulting, finance, administration and operations at Ernst Young, Grant Thornton International, U.S. Communications Corporation and U.S. Directives Corporation. Paul graduated from the liberal arts Queen's College in Hong Kong where Father of Modern China Dr. Sun Yat-Sen was an alumnus. He then immigrated to the United States in 1980. Paul received his undergraduate degree in accounting and MBA in strategic management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He also received post-graduate training at Wharton, Stanford and the National University of Singapore. Paul served as the chairman of the board of the Minnesota World Trade Center from 1997 to 1999. Paul advised and accompanied Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson on business development missions to countries including China, Taiwan, Singapore and New Zealand. He also sat on the board of the rapidly growing Summit Brewing Company in Saint Paul. Paul was a member of the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards. He also served as the Minnesota Chapter president of the Organization of Chinese Americans from 1992 to 1996. During his term, Minnesota was awarded Chapter of The Year twice. Paul served on the Employer Advisory Council on Education for the Minnesota Department of Children, Learning and Families in 1996. Paul also served on the Undergraduate Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Paul was named a Kellogg National Fellow in 1997 and a Bush Leadership Fellow in 1996. He is the recipient of the CityBusiness 40 Under 40 Award in 1997, the Burger King Outstanding Project Chair Award in 1994, the Twin Cities International Citizen Award and the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans Leadership Award in 1993. Paul resides in Arden Hills with his mother Mae, his spouse Queenie and their children Ashley, Kevin and Matthew.