Paul Sullivan

Paul Sullivan is an award winning journalist and communications strategist recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the 20 most prominent British Columbians on the Internet in 2008

His 30 years of media experience gives him keen insights into how effectively position clients to stand out in the marketplace and manage delicate issues with diplomacy and tact. Prior to establishing BreakThrough Communications, Paul was President and Director of Strategy for Sullivan Media, a communications consultancy specializing in communications strategy and founding Editor-in-chief of, the Webby-award winning citizen journalism website.

Paul was formerly Western Editor of Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail. He was founding Editor of West magazine, also for the Globe, which won Canada’s National Magazine Award in 1990 for overall editorial excellence, as well as best Western Canadian magazine of the year.

He has also served as Managing Editor of The Vancouver Sun, the city’s leading paper; the host of CBC Radio’s morning show in Vancouver and a senior news editor at the highly rated CBC-TV news program The Journal, based in Toronto. In addition, Paul was Vice President (Editorial) of one of Canada’s largest magazine companies, Telemedia, where he edited TV Guide, and created and launched Sympatico NetLife, Canada’s largest home Internet magazine.

Still a working journalist, Paul continues to be published in his twice-weekly column in Metro newspapers, and writes a column on business for He is a judge for both the National Magazine and National Newspaper Awards, and has taught communications and journalism at both the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

Paul has developed communications strategies, media trained senior executives and implemented communications programs for some of Canada’s leading companies including Whole Foods, Telus, SAP, Kinross Gold Corp., Niche Technology, Inc., Charter Telecom, the TD Bank, Canada Place Corp, Simon Fraser University, and the Canadian Mental Health Association, among others.

Paul Sullivan