Paul SamulskiPresident / Partner
Mr. Samulski, in addition to being President of the Dutchmen franchise, is currently VP Creative & Marketing for the East River Ferry/NY Waterway in New York City. He was also founder & innovator for the HUB project, which made its debut last summer at the annual Northside Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and was the US Project Manager for Karsan and their entrant in the NYC Taxi of Tomorrow competition. Prior to joining NY Waterway, Mr. Samulski was the Chief Creative Officer for Mirrorball, a NYC based advertising agency that focused on alternative, nightlife and video game marketing & advertising. He was also a Partner and Senior Producer with Action Sports Adventure Productions, which was a sports film & video production company that represented such clients as the United States (men’s and women’s) World Cup Soccer teams, the US Soccer Federation, the American Basketball League, the Women’s Fastpitch Softball League, The Continental Basketball Association, the Women’s Sports Foundation and the US Volleyball Association. While with Action Sports Productions, Mr. Samulski produced and/or directed numerous commercials for such clients as Nike, Reebok, United Parcel Service, Budweiser, Noxzema, the USTA, Wilson Sporting Goods, Time Warner Communications, and The Goodwill Games. Samulski also spent over 20 years in the video game industry as a Chief Creative/Technology Officer, working with such companies as Sony Computer Entertainment America, Nintendo of America, Nintendo Company Limited (Japan), Microsoft XBox, and Acclaim Entertainment. He was also Executive Vice President of Product Development, Research & Development & Licensing for Acclaim Entertainment and maintained all relationships with MLB, MLBPA, the NFL, NFLPA, the NBA, the NHL, the NCAA, Little League Baseball, MCA/Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., and Lightstorm Entertainment and managed the development of such video games as the Mortal Kombat series, the NBA Jam series, and The Simpsons games. He lists as one of his proudest creative accomplishments as being part of the team behind the creation of the Thundercats series and toy line. Mr. Samulski lives in New York City with his wife Debbie and their dog Juno. Their son Eric attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He played and coached baseball for the Trinity Tigers, played professionally for the Golden Grove Dodgers in Adelaide, Australia, and is now a high school teacher and coach in Manhattan.