Paul Oberschneider, speaker

Paul Oberschneider

The Start-up CEO, supporting entrepreneurs and business owners.

Went from high flying Wall Street trader to rock bottom, before turning his last $400 into businesses worth over $200 million.

Videos of Paul Oberschneider

Rising from Rock Bottom & Africa's Untapped Billion Opportunities

Speaker Profile

About Paul Oberschneider

Serial Start-Up CEO Paul Oberschneider created one of the largest real estate companies and asset management firms in Central and Eastern Europe and was one of the largest property developers in the region; building residential, hotels and two million square feet of retail space. From 1991 until 2008 Oberschneider pioneered real estate development in Central and Eastern Europe, building a portfolio of residential, hotels and over 2m square feet of retail commercial space.  Oberschneider worked with international capital market institutions and opportunity funds, government agencies and private equity to raise more than £200 million of leveraged capital. In 2008 at the top of the market, Oberschneider exited his businesses just before the financial crises.

Since 2011 Paul has been involved in helping startups in London and Oxford (UK) and in helping start up entrepreneurs and business owners scale up their businesses. Paul shares his expertise in finance, strategy and organisational development to companies and individuals.

Speaking Topics

  • Business Startup
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and building the right teams
  • Emerging markets and building in uncertainty
  • Communication & Sharing a vision
  • Overcoming personal obstacles; addiction & alcoholism
  • Distressed business and turnaround
  • Finance and banking


"They say all failures are similar but success is always unique. Paul’s story is not a textbook and don’t try to copy his spectacular success. But if you just let yourself “go with the flow”  this book will get you thinking. And this in turn will get you many steps closer to your own success." - Hannes Tamjarv, Founder and former Chairman of Hansa Bank and current Chairman of Rocca al Mare School, Estonia

"Paul is one of the sharpest entrepreneurs I know. What he did in Central and Eastern Europe is simply impressive." - Helen-Marie Loorents, CEO, UPGRADER; Certified Health and Life Coach USA

"Why Sell Tacos in Africa’ gets straight to the point on what it takes to seize opportunity as an entrepreneur.  A great motivation to any entrepreneur, not only to just get started, but also to enjoy and embrace the unknowns ahead." - William de Lucy, Managing Director, Amplify Trading UK

Books By Paul Oberschneider

Why sell tacos in Africa?: 16 life-changing business strategies you can use anywhere, from the man who turned $400 into $200 million (9 Jan 2017, Harriman House Publishers

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