Paul Knapp

Adjunct: General Curriculum
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Paul Knapp teaches “Principles of Corporate Governance: The Role and Responsibilities of the Corporate Board” as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Minnesota School of Law.

Knapp has served on the boards of thirty emerging private and public companies and nonprofit organizations including service on Governance, Compensation, Audit, and Management committees. He has chaired several for profit and nonprofit boards.  He currently serves as a Director of Venture Bank, The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota, The Twin Cities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and emerging private companies.  

Knapp regularly teaches on the subjects of on investment, growing private companies, family business offices, and governance. He has been recognized as a Twin Cities Director of the Year and a Minnesotan to Know by the Twin Cities Business Journal. Knapp graduated from The College of Saint Thomas (BA, Finance) and William Mitchell College of Law (JD).

He serves as Vice President of Vomela Specialty Company and Managing Director of Saint Paul Properties. His duties include real estate management and investment, mergers and acquisitions, legal, and family business office organization and management. Knapp previously served as Director of Operations for a 100 year old Minnesota family business office which he transitioned into a new management team and business focus. He acquired, managed, redeveloped, and disposed of office and industrial real estate projects located around the country.  He also managed a venture capital fund for the family office, investing in emerging high tech and med tech companies.