SCI/SCIF Hire Paul R. Black as Chief Financial Officer

Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) are pleased to announce the hiring of Paul R. Black as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for SCI and SCIF.

Paul has engaged in public and private accounting in an executive management position for his entire professional life. He spent the last twenty years advising his clients on organizational structures for their ongoing company development, evaluating acquisitions, and developing detailed business plans. During that time, Paul has developed expertise in financing, organization development, and operational structuring. He also has interacted in various capacities with those in the outdoor and hunting industry. 

Prior to joining SCI and SCIF as CFO, Paul held direct responsibility for accounting, financial reporting, working capital and real estate financing, IT, and HR functions at reputable companies such as Bianchi International, Lindsay Foods International, The Enkeboll Company, The Goyak Group, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Paul—a hunter, shotgun & pistol shooting enthusiast—was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his BS in Business Administration and Accounting at Saint Martin’s University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Paul has been married to his wife Giselle for 31 years, and they have four children: Chris, Steve, Brian, and Maddy.

SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin said, “Paul has extensive experience working with companies to create a culture of accountability, building effective teams, and promoting growth and profitability. We are thrilled to welcome Paul as the newest member of the SCI and SCIF team, and I look forward to working with him to strengthen this outstanding organization.”

SCI CFO Paul R. Black commented that he is “honored to be welcomed into the SCI family of companies.” Paul said, “It is a privilege and an honor to be associated with SCI. SCI has a pristine worldwide reputation for being the leading defender of the freedom to hunt and supporter of wildlife conservation around the world. SCI is unique in its ability to carry out its abundant campaigns to defend and advance the freedom to hunt, mobilizing an affiliate network representing over 7.5 million hunters around the world.”