Skip Paul earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford University as well as a degree from the University of Santa Clara School of Law.
In 1975, he served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States. He went on to join Atari, Inc. and rose from the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel to President of the company’s coin-operated games division. He became involved in a key role in the management of the Cineplex Odeon cinemas.
He became President of MCA Enterprises and, later, Executive Vice President and Director of MCA. In this position, he became instrumental in the development of MCA’s theme park business.
In March 1996, Skip Paul, together with Steven Spielberg and Sega founded the interactive entertainment venue Sega GameWorks. Skip Paul also serves on the boards of Interplay, National Golf Properties and Entertainment Properties Trust.