Coming from a retail background, Paul enjoyed a lengthy career in the grocery industry with Unilever before becoming a National Account Manager for Business and Government with Telstra in 2000. Paul progressed to Area Sales Manager for Country Wide Queensland in 2004 and was accountable for the Gold Coast region and an annual net revenue of over $35 million.
In 2006 Tim and Paul Gunther jointly founded the Helensvale Technology Group and commenced developing a portfolio of business including opening their first Telstra Retail Store in Helensvale. For more than a decade Telstra Store Helensvale has performed as one of Telstra’s leading franchises in Australia. Tim and Paul’s portfolio of businesses have continued to expand to include additional brands such as Telstra Stores, Telstra Business Centres, Techwell, and Formaliti.
Today HTG operates a diversified portfolio of businesses in retail, telecommunications, business equipment, software development and finance. The group currently employs over 250 staff in five countries and is headquartered in Helensvale. Both Tim and Paul remain focused on ensuring that a positive family culture remains at the core of the group and that every team member is given the opportunity to develop themselves into the very best they can be.