On Saturday, May 9th Foster & Motley, the Staubach family, and many others suffered a tragic loss as Paul Staubach passed away. He had a brain aneurysm that took his life much too soon. Paul was a devoted family-man, friend, advisor, and giver; he will be missed by many.
We encourage you to please share your thoughts and memories about Paul. You can email them to any of us at Foster & Motley or send them to Condolences@fosterandmotley.com. We will share these with the team and Paul’s family as appropriate.
Donations in memory of Paul can be made to The Paul Staubach Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Evans Scholar Foundation or to The Freestore Foodbank.
In his life and career, Paul Staubach didn’t see a lot of things that he had to do. In his mind, it was all things that he got to do. Whether it was working directly with clients at diverse stages of their lives, or overseeing the financial responsibilities involved with being CFO and Treasurer at Foster & Motley, or even engaging daily with his wife, five children, and grandchildren, Paul remained amazed at what a privilege it was every day to work with and for the people around him.
Running concurrently to this zeal for his work and family, was Paul’s commitment to acting with integrity. It was what ultimately drew him to Foster & Motley in 2000, and until his passing, he helped to build the firm’s organization with this principle at the forefront.
Paul’s career before his time at Foster & Motley gave him diverse experiences in many areas of financial planning and investment. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting, Paul worked as a supervisor for five years in the audit division at Grant Thornton, LLP, where he also earned his CPA designation. Following that, he became senior vice president and chief financial officer for Fidelity Federal Saving Bank. He was an integral part of the bank’s management team. He saw Fidelity grow from an institution with three branches and $170 million in assets to 15 locations and assets exceeding $800 million. As a publicly held entity, Fidelity was listed on the NASDAQ exchange with market capitalization exceeding $90 million.
As CFO/Treasurer and a shareholder, Paul was a critical part of the long-term planning and day-to-day functions of Foster & Motley. But it was the everyday challenge of working with clients’ unique needs and goals that most excited him, and he loved being there to see the culmination of careful and disciplined planning that comes out of true partnership.
Paul’s life was a seamless blend of work, family, and community, all organized by his commitment to building a meaningful legacy. His most important commitment was to his growing family, which he lead along with his wife Laura. They recharged and all spent time together by getting outside, enjoying the Cincinnati Nature Center, and biking. Paul was also often found on the golf course enjoying one of his longtime passions of improving his game. He supported the community as a member of the Roger Bacon High School Endowment Committee, Archbishop McNicholas High School Finance Committee, and Archbishop McNicholas High School Endowment Committee.
- Graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting, 1982
- Attended Miami University on an Evans Scholarship
- Obtained the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, 1987
- Earned CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) designation, 2006
- Served on Fidelity’s Board of Directors, 1994 to 1999
- Former Assistant Golf Professional, Wyoming Golf Club