paul und collegen



Gerald Zachar (left) und Michael Paul (right)

Michael Paul PhD, CVA, MRICS


Michael Paul (born 1968) is co-founder and managing partner of paul und collegen consulting and focuses on the topics of financial recovery, restructuring of companies and M&A. Since April 2016, he has been a sworn and court-certified expert in the field of business valuation and corporate planning. He is also a regular lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and other universities. He is the author of numerous articles in journals and the author of specialized books.

In the field of film industry, Michael Paul has been advising and providing expert advice in Germany and Austria for 20 years. He was engaged in restructuring and strategy projects for studio and production companies. He conducted projects in the field of film preservation and digitalization of film heritage. He has advised governmental and funding institutions as well as associations of film producers about film funding, tax incentives and the effects of film on tourism. He is frequently asked to write expert reports and articles on these topics.

Neutorgasse 12/11, 1010 Vienna, Austria
T +43 (0)1 274 00 84

Gerald Zachar, MA


Gerald Zachar (born 1973) is a graduated historian and ethnologist and started his career in project and customer management at an international corporation. After several years as a trainer and lecturer (including at the École supérieure de commerce de Paris (ESCP) and the University of Vienna), he has been a consultant at paul und collegen since 2012.

Gerald Zachar carries out projects and supervises the study and review activities. Main areas of work are: project management, business planning, information management, data analysis. Various publications, most recently published: ‘Evidencing the Economics of Film Festival Funding: Do Government Subsidies Help?’ (with Michael Paul, Springer, 2018).

Gerald Zachar is trilingual (German, French and English).

Neutorgasse 12/11, 1010 Vienna, Austria
T +43 (0)1 274 00 84