Paul Ashley

Managing Director

It’s a good thing Paul didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps as a world-class actor because he’s much better at creating employee experience strategies for clients. Having been in the benefits industry for 13 years, Paul knows what he’s talking about when it comes to business needs. He’s known for being a connector and getting his clients to the best outcomes in the market.

As a Managing Director, Paul works to create and carry the FirstPerson vision. He leads our sales and advisory team toward great strategies and outcomes, while still focusing on developing quality partnerships with clients. In fact, Paul knows his clients as well as he knows his wine and wine history (and that says a lot for this aspiring sommelier).

Paul is a graduate of Ball State University, and holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School/International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan (IFEBP) as part of the IFEBP’s Certified Employee Benefit Specialist program. In the community, Paul serves on the boards for Outreach and the American Lung Association – Indiana. He also is the Vice President of the Central Indiana CEBS Chapter.

Strengths: Activator, Communication, Woo, Positivity, Strategic