Paul Beste

Paul Beste, CPA, is Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Director, and Secretary. He also is Vice President and Secretary of the Heartland Funds.

Heartland Advisors Value Investing Firm Paul Beste

He began at Heartland in 1997 and served as Chief Operating Officer before assuming his current role in 2015.  

He previously was Director of Tax at Strong Capital Management for 5 years and Tax Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 8 years.

His hobbies include woodworking and travel.

Work Experience

  • Heartland Advisors, 1997-present
  • Strong Capital Management, 1992-1997
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1984-1992
  • Miller Brewing Company, 1978-1979
  • United States Marine Corps, 1975-1978


  • M.S.T. in Taxation, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1992
  • M.B.A. in Business, Marquette University, 1984
  • B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1982

Certification and Licensing

  •  CPA

Community Service

  • Elmbrook Humane Society, Board Member
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Volunteer
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin in Metro Milwaukee, Volunteer
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Volunteer

Chief Risk Officer, Director & Secretary

  • 32 years of industry experience
  • 19 years at Heartland

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