Lou Paris

Lou Paris

Assistant Professor of Practice, Management; Assistant Director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program

Lou Paris is an extremely successful entrepreneur that has worked in six countries in varying fields of business.

  • M.BA, Stetson University, 2007
  • B.BA, Stetson University, 2001


Course Sampling

  • International Business and Culture
  • Organizational Design

Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business start-ups


Lou Paris is an instructor of international business and new venture creation in the School of Business Administration at Stetson University. Paris was born in Venezuela but is today a German national. He has lived and worked in six countries: Venezuela, Canada, Spain, Germany, England and, of course, the United States. Thanks to his worldwide exposure, Mr. Paris thinks of himself as a world citizen. His accomplishments include founding and directing an international sales and marketing department at a multinational softwood sawmill, generating $120 million annually and restructuring the global marketing efforts of a manufacturer and wholesaler of civilian and military skydiving parachutes. Some of Mr. Paris' accomplishments in the world of entrepreneurship include launching three startup businesses (with varying degrees of success) and securing more than $450,000 in capital funding. Paris lives and breathes both the joys and the pains of being an entrepreneur.