About Paul Taalman
Founder & President

Paul Taalman is the founder and president of Phoenix Consumer Products Inc., and creator of the Here I Am App. He lives in Ajax, Ontario, Canada, which is located 20 minutes east of Toronto and is considered to be part of the Greater Toronto Area. He has been in media for 38 years of which 10 years was spent in radio, 15 years in television, and 3 years in web design/ad agency. The rest of his time he has spent in publishing and online as an account executive and creative director.

He came up with the idea for the “Here I Am App” while watching a commercial on television. The commercial was for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and was about a father with his wife and daughter, when all of a sudden, the father experiences a stroke. Sitting in his living room and alone at that time, Paul thought what would happen to someone if suddenly they had a stroke while alone? It was then that he came up with the idea for the App.

For the development of the Here I Am App, Paul teamed up with Khurram Qureshi to transform his idea into a marketable product.

Paul has been an active member of Rotary International and a member of the Rotary Club of Ajax for eight years. He enjoys volunteering with Rotary to help make the world a better place, locally, nationally and internationally. In 2018, Paul received the prestigious Paul Harris Award for his volunteer work with Rotary.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys playing golf, especially with his son Alex and friend Steve Graham. Paul also loves to travel and in January 2019 he traveled to India to attend a friend’s wedding.

After playing ice hockey for most of his adult life, he unfortunately had to hang-up his skates due to a back injury suffered during a game in the spring of 2017.
Paul continues to work in his field keeping creativity and the Rotary Club in the forefront. In partnership with Khurram Qureshi he looks forward to the launch and success of the “Here I Am” App.

Paul Taalman

Paul Taalman
Founder & President

Paul presenting a seminar
Paul presenting a seminar on increasing advertising effectiveness to members of the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade.
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Paul presenting a Rotary award to fellow Ajax Rotarian Lon Harnish.
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Paul was a member of the Sundogs Hockey team for over 20 seasons – they played year-round. Here Paul is shown with his brother Stephen, in the picture at left and his son Alex, at right. “At one point we were in the face-off circle and I looked up to see my son at centre, my brother at left wing and me at left defense. Bucket list item checked off.”
Paul and Alex Taalman
Paul and Alex have made it a tradition to play golf every Labour Day weekend. While they played the weekend after Labour Day in 2018 due to a scheduling conflict, they are committed to being together at least for one day to play a round every Labour Day.
Steve Graham
Steve Graham, owner of the Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre in Pickering and Paul at Heather Glen Golf Course also in Pickering. Paul and Steve have been friends and golf buddies for over 20 years.
Presenting achievement certificate to local high school student by Paul Taalman
As a community ambassador with the Rotary Club of Ajax, each year Paul presents bursaries to local high school students for volunteering in their community. Here Paul presents a certificate and a cheque for $500.00 to a high school student from Ajax High School for her “Service Above Self”.
Paul Taalman at Taj Mahal
In January 2018 Paul was told by his friend Hans Sokhi that he was getting married, in India. Hans invited Paul to attend. Being born for adventure, Paul said “Yes!” Here Paul stands in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India in January 2019.

Contact Paul Taalman at
Phone: 905-431-0013
Email: info@hereiamapp.com