Experienced Technology Entrepreneur
Chief Encouragement Officer

Experienced Technology Entrepreneur
Chief Encouragement Officer

Professional Profile

Professional Profile

He’s known best as being the co-founder and President of CityNet, West Virginia’s first and largest commercial internet service provider.

Over a 30+ year career, Paul’s helped start, grow, build, buy and sell a number of high-growth technology companies as well as lead and manage a number of multi-million dollar technology and business projects.

Paul is the founder and CEO of 323 Works, a management consulting firm helping companies develop digital business strategies to drive growth and success.

Paul lives in Charleston, WV with his wife and two children.

Paul Helmick

Paul Helmick, Founder and CEO 323 Works

Business Experience

Spectrum Technologies

  • Founder & President
  • Database & Systems Development
  • Healthcare, Insurance & Government clients

CityNet Corporation

  • Co-Founder & President
  • First & Largest Internet Service Provider in WV
  • Backed by 4 different Venture Capital funds
  • Conducted acquisitions for growth
  • CityNet’s now a successful 4th generation firm

DataCorp Communications

  • Managing Partner
  • IT Security & Data Communications
  • Top-Producing Sales Agent for Bell Atlantic
  • Nationwide Sales Agent for AT&T
  • Provisioned major enterprise nationwide networks

CornerStone Technology Group

  • President, and formerly EVP Marketing
  • Regional Network & Systems Integrator
  • Revenue growth approached $10M annually
  • Project scopes ranged from $50k to $3M

Central City Online dba EZNET

  • EVP & COO
  • Data & Wireless ISP Holding Company
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Managed ~ 100 employees
  • Managed growth/decline during .com bust

Premier Strategies

  • Managing Member
  • Sales & Marketing Advisory Firm
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Broker – Buy/Sell Privately Held Firms
  • Member, IBBA (Intl Business Broker Assn)

Chat Cable

  • Inventor, Founder, Technical Designer
  • Skype VoIP Headset
  • Contract Manufacturing in China

StateNewslines | StateNewswire

  • Founder & CEO, Investor Led Startup
  • Statewide & Local News Aggregation
  • Hyperlocal Mobile iPhone News Apps
  • 50 State, Nationwide Network of Media Properties
  • Statewide Local Press Release Services
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

HME Recovery

  • Partnership Startup
  • Developed cloud-based software solution
  • Timely notification of HME/DME providers when their patients pass away
  • Integration w/FedGov SSN Master Death Database
  • Allows weekly recovery of high-value ($$) medical equipment (vents, oxygen)

323 Works / Health Ventures

  • Management Consulting (10 years)
  • Advisor to Privately Held Mid-Market Companies ($10M to $50M) working with equity owners
  • Digital Transformation, Business Strategy
  • Business Development, Process Automation

Community Contribution

U.S. Army – National Guard

  • Tactical Communications Chief 31V/31G
  • 1/150 Armor, 107th Armored Calvary Regiment
  • Distinguished Honor Graduate, AIT/PLDC

Young Presidents Organization

  • Global network of 8,000 CEO’s in 75 nations
  • Served on State Board for West Virginia

WV Entrepreneur (WVEF)

  • Entrepreneurial Education & Networking
  • Initiative of US Senator Hon. John D. Rockefeller, IV

Charleston Chamber,
Charleston Rotary

  • Active member for many years

Mid-Atlantic Technology Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) Federal/Commercial R&D

  • Repurpose assets of 250 acre DOW Chemical, Union Carbide Technology Park
  • Prevent PhD. ‘Brain Drain’ – keep world class talent engaged in WV for global research
  • Executive Director of Commercialization

Mid-Atlantic Holdings Board

  • Develop deals and structure funding for commercial spin-off companies

WV Vision Shared
YMCA Board

  • Active Business Supporter 

WV Venture Connection (WVVC)

  • Acting Executive Director, State of WV 
  • Initiative of US Senator Honorable John D. Rockefeller, IV, Discover Real WV Foundation
  • Connect WV entreprenuers with capital

Bible Center Church & School

  • Board Member, Bible Center School
    300 Student K-8th Grade
  • Deacon, Secretary, Bible Center Church
    2000 Attendees

C12 WV Leadership Forum

  • Founding Member, WV Chapter
  • Largest Christian CEO Business Network

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • Who’s Who in WV Business, WV State Journal
  • WV Executive Magazine ‘Young Gun’
  • Distinguished Honor Graduate, USARNG, PLDC
  • Distinguished Honor Graduate, USARNG, AIT
  • Army Achievement & Commendation Medal, USARNG
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • International Business Brokers of America


  • Recognized by University of Charleston, Executive MBA Program – Highest ranked guest speaker for 3 years in a row
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Citrix Certified Engineer
  • QuickBase Certified Developer/Admin
  • Graduate, WVSC, Computer Science
  • Graduate, WVSC, Electronic Engineering
  • BS Studies, WVSC, Marketing & Communications
  • HBR/Stanford Podcasts (over 500)
  • Franklin/Covey 7 Habits Leadership
  • Gitomer Sales Training
  • GTD: Getting Things Done w/David Allen
  • Read 50+ books/year on Business, AI, Marketing, Finance, Technology, Strategy and Leadership

Paul Helmick, Founder & CEO

323Works (formerly Health Ventures)  is professional services firm that provides select clients advice on their digital business strategies.

We develop innovative technological solutions to help clients seize opportunities and solve their most pressing problems.

Our  mission is to help owners and their leadership teams use technology to build their business... to survive, to compete, to serve, to grow and to prosper.