Paul Alves is Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder AG Salesworks. He started the company in 2002 with his business partner and AG Salesworks President and Chief Operations Officer Peter Gracey. In his current position, Paul is responsible for developing and executing long term corporate strategy and building overall company value. He is also serving as the acting Vice President of Sales with oversight responsibility for driving corporate revenue. Prior to founding AG Salesworks, Alves and Gracey worked together at Webhire (now Kenexa), a software firm selling applicant tracking software to companies ranging from startup to Fortune 500.
Paul began his sales career in 1980 by founding his first business as a hot dog vendor in his hometown of Jamestown Rhode Island, using the profits to finance his private high school and college education. “Paul‘s hot dogs” is still in business today. Since then Paul has run his families top rated restaurant, where he was executive chef, worked as a Stock Broker at Morgan Stanley, and spent several years building and managing sales teams in the mortgage industry. Paul lives in Jamestown RI, with his wife and two children.
When he’s not at work, Paul enjoys spending time skiing and at the beach with his family, cooking and practicing Bikram Yoga. He’s also a passionate advocate for improving the education system in the United States. His two children attend The Compass School, a charter school in Kingston, Rhode Island where Paul is currently working with the development committee to raise funds for the schools expansion plans which includes two additional buildings and 20 acres of land. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from Plymouth State University.
“By providing an environment where our team can grow professionally, financially and personally we are able to develop and maintain a team of professionals who set the standard for excellence in this industry. Having access to this level of talent brings tremendous value through best in class process to the sales & marketing teams of our clients.”
Paul Alves, Chief Executive Officer