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Paul Breloff Bio


Senior Advisor

The power of a family office like Blue Haven is the power of flexibility: the ability to take a perspective and focus on a challenge on its own terms.

Paul is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shortlist, a recruiting technology startup transforming how talent meets opportunity in emerging markets. Shortlist is on a mission to unlock professional potential and combines technology, data and a human touch to source and screen great job-seekers for growing, purposeful companies across India and East Africa.

Previously, Paul was the Founder and Managing Director of Accion Venture Lab, a financial-inclusion-focused venture capital fund. Under his leadership, Venture Lab invested in 24 fintech startups across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States, including investments in mobile banking, marketplace lending, digital finance and Big Data credit analysis. Prior to that, Paul worked with SKS Microfinance, India’s largest microfinance institution, based in Hyderabad, leading on business development and strategic partnerships across education, clean energy, mobile and rural distribution.

Paul has also advised CGAP, Root Capital, Shell Foundation, BRAC and others on access-to-finance issues globally; practiced corporate law with Mayer Brown; and worked as an advertising account executive for Leo Burnett. He currently teaches impact investing courses for the Impact Business Leaders certificate program at Oxford, University of Virginia and the Indian School of Business. Paul has a B.A. from Amherst College and a law degree from Yale Law School, and lives in Mumbai, India.