Paul Vais Named New Chairman of California Trout (CalTrout) Board of Governors
CalTrout recently welcomed Paul Vais as the new Chairman of the CalTrout Board of Governors and thanked outgoing chair Drew Bassak for his invaluable years of stewardship through one of CalTrout’s most exciting periods of growth and expanded reach. Paul has served on numerous boards of private and public companies, and as co-chairman of Entrepreneurs’ Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to fostering corporate responsibility.
A member of the CalTrout board of Governors since 2015, Paul has served as the chair of the Advancement Committee and currently heads the Governance Committee.
Paul is the cofounder of Bailiwick Wines, a Sonoma based producer of award-winning limited production wines. His career began with 13 years in technical, marketing and general management roles with technology innovators Olivetti SpA, Apollo Computer and NeXT in Italy, the U.S., and France. Subsequently, he spent 13 years in venture capital, primarily as a Managing Director for global private equity firm Apax Partners based in Silicon Valley.
Paul is a graduate of the U.C. Berkeley where he studied Computer Science. He is married with three daughters and is a California native, avid outdoorsman, and aviator.
California Trout’s Board of Governors is a diverse group with one thing in common – a dedication to CalTrout’s mission.
The Board is involved in every aspect of CalTrout’s operation – from fundraising to strategic planning to conservation – and the organization is extremely lucky to enjoy the guidance and participation of this committed group.