Paul J. Donovan, CFP®


Paul has over 30 years of experience in operations, compliance, technology, and risk management for not only wealth management and trusts but also commercial lending and credit. Prior to Birch Hill, Paul was a Senior Vice President at Boston Private Bank where he spent most of his tenure as Director of Wealth Services & Compliance. Prior to Boston Private, Paul held positions at Woodstock Corporation and Mellon Trust/The Boston Company.

Paul serves on the Board of Trustees of The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, a private non-profit educational organization commemorating the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics & Finance from Bentley College, and an MBA from Suffolk University. In addition, Paul holds an Associate of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley College and an Associate of Science degree in Aviation Technology from Northeastern University. Paul is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner.

Paul Donovan, CFP

Q: What are your role and responsibilities at Birch Hill?
A: I am the Chief Administrative Officer responsible for operations and technology.

Q: What do you think Birch Hill’s best qualities are?
A: The company’s commitment to a great experience for not only clients but employees.

Q: What about what you do brings you the most personal satisfaction?
A: I get satisfaction knowing that I have contributed towards a better experience for everyone by streamlining workflow, improving software utilization, and enhancing working relationships of all team members. In addition, I love learning new things, it energizes me.

Q: When you’re not working, how do you spend your time?
A: I spend as much time as possible at my home in Provincetown, MA with my husband. Provincetown brings together beauty, art, culture, activities, relaxation, and diversity. I truly feel Provincetown is my home.

Q: If you weren’t at Birch Hill, what do you think you’d be doing?
A: Enjoying Cape Cod…..reading, hiking, walking, and beach.

Q: What words do you live by?
A: Be kind, value differences, help others, have fun and laugh.