Paul Skjodt was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Carmel, IN in 1986 to pursue a career in the NHL. His hockey roots in Indy go back close to 30 years as a player, volunteer youth coach then owner of the Indiana Ice of USHL for the last decade. The Indiana Ice hockey team captured two Clark Cup Championships in 2009 and 2014. Several alumni are full time members in the NHL today including Tory Krug and John Carlson.
His business interests today include managing the family Bulle Investments firm involved in a variety of JV platforms including retail, technology and various consumer related products across North America. Carmel based Centerblueline is centered around mixed use commercial development in central IN. In 2011 they participated in the grand opening of the new US Headquarters for Skjodt-Barrett Foods in Lebanon, IN. Centerblueline today is looking to partner and develop the 92 acre mixed use Lyceum Park & Pavilion underway on the N.W side of Indianapolis.
Paul and his wife Cindy founded the family Samerian Foundation and are noted for their philanthropic efforts all over Central Indiana including Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN and the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo. Paul is President of both the Samerian Foundation and the Bigfoot Foundation.
Paul is married to wife Cindy and together they have three children.