paul-imgPaul Becker is a Founder and Member of ABP Capital, C3 Capital, and affiliate companies. He is responsible for overseeing the financial direction across all affiliated entities. Paul is also a member of the Board of Directors for First National Bank of Southern California.

Paul began his career in public accounting with Deloitte before becoming Vice President of Finance at Communications Components Corporation (“CCC”). While with CCC, he served on the Board of Directors until it was acquired by Rockwell International Corporation, at which point he transitioned to the Controller of Collins General Aviation Division of Rockwell in Costa Mesa. In 1981, Paul and Evert “Chooch” Alsenz, another member of ABP Capital, formed ABI, Ltd., an engineering partnership and owner/developer of nationwide commercial real estate. ABI went on to form Piezoelectric Technology Investors, LP to fund the development of the world’s first quartz-based solid state gyroscope. After patenting the developed technology, the exclusive license was sold to Thorn EMI. Today, this angular rate sensor technology is integrated in braking systems of millions of autos manufactured around the world and is the latest standard used for missile guidance and aircraft systems. Paul and Chooch went on to start Avant Systems (later merged into Trivec­-Avant) –a developer of the latest military communications antennas and systems–and Lightning Diversion Systems—a group that designed, built and sold lightning diversion strips and surge protection equipment for aircraft. Both companies were then sold in 2011 and 2012, respectively.