Steve Paula

Investor Relations

Steve oversees both current and potential investor communications and outreach for Capitaline, and holds a degree from the University of Minnesota.

Steve began his career as a funeral director with his father in 1974 before purchasing two Mister Donut franchises in Rapid City, SD in 1976. After expanding to Sioux Falls, they sold the restaurants in 1981 and purchased a Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, GMC and Mazda dealership in Brookings, SD. He quickly expanded the dealership and purchased the Chevrolet and Cadillac dealerships combining them all under one roof and ultimately positioning it for a sale in 2001. Steve served as President of the South Dakota Auto Dealers Association from 1998-2000.

In addition to his position at Capitaline, Steve is a part owner of a Pizza Ranch franchise in Waseca, MN with his nephew, holds board positions with the Brookings Noon Lions Club and the United Retirement Center Foundation Board, and manages more than 400 acres of family farm holdings in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota.

Steve and his wife Rachel live in Brookings, SD and have two grown, married children.