General Manager, US Sales
Paul Beck is General Manager, US Sales. Previously he led Verdesian’s marketing team as VP, Global Marketing.
Beck comes to Verdesian from Bayer CropScience in Durham, where he was a Channel Marketing Manager for the past three years, responsible for the development of the U.S. channel strategy, resulting in dramatic improvement in channel partner perception of Bayer. Before that, Beck spent five years at John Deere Water in San Marcos, CA, first as a Strategic Marketing Manager and then as North American Marketing Manager, leading a team responsible for product management and doubling the product portfolio. Beck has also held positions with John Deere in Cary and with Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, UT.
Beck earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Business, with a minor in German, from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, and his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In addition, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, where he researched the impact of the Euro conversion on international trade within the Saarland region of Germany.
Beck and his wife, Megan, have three boys: Harrison, Eli, and Asher, which means he often spends his weekends coaching soccer. An avid outdoorsman, Beck enjoys skiing, mountain biking, camping, hiking and whitewater rafting. He also enjoys running – he typically runs one marathon a year.