An author, speaker, philanthropist and successful entrepreneur in diverse industries and in multiple countries, T. Paul Bulmahn grew up with a love of horses. He opened the gates to GoldMark Farm, Ocala, Florida, a premier thoroughbred training center in September, 2006. The facility was such a significant success that by June, 2007, its owner Mr. Bulmahn was named a “Top Ten Industry Leader To Watch” by the Thoroughbred Times. Where his heart is, that is where his actions are in support of causes to advance everything equine. For example, a 2012 fundraiser for the Florida Horse Park was hosted by Mr. Bulmahn at the farm featuring Kate Chenery Tweedy, author of the best seller Secretariat’s Meadow.
Mr. Bulmahn is a principal in Planet Green Solutions, Inc. the inventor of a biomass reactor to generate electricity, and founder in 1991 of international offshore oil and gas development company ATP Oil & Gas Corporation. As an entrepreneur in four different countries: U.S., U.K., Israel and the Netherlands, and in three diverse industries: oil and gas offshore development, large animal training and alternative energy sources, Mr. Bulmahn has utilized ingenuity and innovation to build successful businesses.
A frequent keynote speaker for symposiums and forums in the field of energy, Mr. Bulmahn in 2010 presented the Valparaiso University Moeller Lecture and delivered the Brown Distinguished Lecture in 2012 at Houston Baptist University. He is also the author of monographs for various periodicals, including The American Oil & Gas Reporter and World Energy. Mr. Bulmahn has served as chairman of the Houston Bar Association’s oil, gas and mineral law section, and has further chaired seminars on oil and gas law and e-business technology. Earlier in his career he represented Tenneco in Washington D.C., was an administrative law judge for the State of Texas, and Chairman of Harbert Oil & Gas Corporation.
Mr. Bulmahn was elected to the Board of Directors of Valparaiso University in October, 2004 and served until 2010 when he was designated Director Emeritus. He also served for three years as a member of the College of Business Administration Advisory Board of Texas State University. Mr. Bulmahn earned a B. A. from Valparaiso University; J. D. from University of Texas School of Law; and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business, Texas State University, which in 2000 named him a Distinguished Alumnus.