As Westlake's Chief Financial Officer, Paul Kerwin’s primary responsibility is oversight of all aspects of the company’s finance, accounting, treasury management and analysis.
Prior to joining Westlake, Paul was a Senior Accountant at KPMG, LLP from 1999-2002. During his three years at KPMG, Paul specialized in the Financial Services and Consumer Markets practices where his experience included sub-prime lending, due diligence and various consulting projects.
Paul joined Westlake as Controller in 2002 and was responsible for financial planning and reporting. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2004. According to Paul, “the Hankey organization’s unique philosophy has resulted in consistent and steady growth for over 20 years,” adding that “Westlake’s employees and management are focused and determined on expanding and continuing this impressive success.”
Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Accounting from the University of San Diego. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.