Paul F. Hartzell is currently the founder of The Perfect Pitch, LLC which is focused on using highly effective sales techniques to grow Software as a Service companies. Prior to this he was Vice President of Sales, APAC for EVault, a Seagate Company located in Singapore. From 2002 to 2012 he was Senior Vice President and founder of Merrill Corporation’s merger and acquisition SaaS service, DataSite, in London and New York and has been associated with the financial services industry for more than 30 years with such firms as Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc, Sorg Printing and RR Donnelley. He is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and also a member of Lehigh’s Penske Athletic Hall of Fame in recognition of his baseball career at Lehigh and in Major League Baseball from 1976 to 1984.
Paul played four complete major-league seasons (1976 through 1979) and parts of two others (1980 and 1984). He was a swingman, starting 77 of the 170 games in which he appeared and pitching 703 innings. He threw 22 complete games yet also posted 12 saves, a statistical combination that is difficult to imagine in today’s game. His best season came as a rookie in 1976, going 7-4 with a 2.77 ERA to rank 7th in the American League. He was named the Angel’s Rookie of the Year for the 1976 season. The right handed pitcher wasn’t a strikeout artist, averaging 3.0 K’s per nine innings. He relied on a sinker, slider, and control. He ranks 2nd all-time in least walks per nine innings for the California Angels of Anaheim and in the top ten all time ERA with Angel’s pitchers with more than 500 innings for the club. He was named as #91 of the top 100 players in the sixty year history of the California Angels in April, 2020.
Paul has been a full time resident of Hailey, Idaho since 2003 and has instructed at clinics representing Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association in the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States.