Paul D. Hourigan
Senior Attorney, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Partnerships, The Coca-Cola Company

Perfect mate: Humorous, honest, driven and athletic
I am complimented most often on: My sense of humor
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love: Ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Deal-breakers: Smoking, dishonesty and arrogance
Biggest turn-ons: Confidence, being in shape, good family and someone I can be goofy with
Biggest turnoff: Being self-centered
Longest relationship: Three years
Where do you hang out? Midtown
Ideal date: Doing something active, like skydiving, followed by something more relaxed where we can talk, preferably outside
Hobbies: Soccer and traveling
Favorite restaurants: Urban pL8, Ecco and Bocado
Favorite movies: Cool Hand Luke, Step Brothers and Victory
Most proud pro moment: I have my J.D./MBA. I practiced for some of the top law firms in the world in D.C. and NYC; then, I took a major risk and left the practice of law to start a social-media platform for pro athletes with my good friend Chris Cooley of the Washington Redskins. I’m now the attorney responsible for all professional sports sponsorship deals in the U.S. for the company that owns the most valuable brand in the world.
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes
Best pickup line: ‘Can you keep a secret? I’m trying to organize a prison break. I’m looking for, like, an accomplice. We have to first get out of this bar, then the hotel, then the city and then the country. You in or you out?’ (Bill Murray, Lost in Translation)
You know you’re in love when: You just know. It shouldn’t be complicated.
Celebrity crushes: Alex Morgan, Shakira and Emmanuelle Chriqui
Something people would never guess about you: When my family moved to the U.S. from the U.K., I was 14. I sang rap songs in the shower to try and get rid of my accent so I could fit in. Unfortunately, it worked.
Describe yourself in three words: Debonair, athletic and humble
Who inspires you? My dad—he’s a phenomenal athlete, outstanding businessman and the greatest role model.
Who, dead or alive, would you most want to meet? Richard Branson
My greatest ambition in life: At the end of it all, be able to look back and laugh.
Signature drink: Coca-Cola (maybe with some bourbon)
The key to my heart is: Getting up at 7AM on the weekends to watch soccer with me

The online auction will benefit the Shepherd Center. Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury and brain injury.

Fast Facts from Paul

Age: 35
Originally from: Blackpool, England
Lives in: Midtown
Education: Washington and Lee University, and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and School of Law