A highly-respected advisor in recruiting senior financial officer talent, Paula has built her success and reputation on connecting her clients with exceptional executives. Her expertise has been honed over the past 20+ years, working with clients spanning the Fortune 1000, private equity backed and privately owned companies. She spearheaded the founding of Ormsby Park to assemble a high-performing team of trusted colleagues to bring clients the focus and efficiency that come from a deep knowledge of the financial officer market.
Prior to Ormsby Park, Paula was a Senior Client Partner with Korn Ferry, a global talent management firm. There she partnered with clients in recruiting market-recognized CFOs, Chief Tax Officers, Treasurers, Controllers, Chief Audit Executives and Divisional CFOs. In addition, she held leadership positions including North America Head of Technology Financial Officer Practice, Global Tax Leader and was active in the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Practice. Earlier in her career she was a Vice President for executive search at a $6 billion Amsterdam-based staffing company, also focused on finance. She began her professional career in internal audit.
A hallmark of Paula’s career is her expertise in guiding clients through transformative business change. She was a key player in helping her clients build finance organizations that were able to adjust and scale to Sarbanes-Oxley, the great recession and the current technology disruption.
She is laser-focused on being current and anticipating trends. Her clients benefit in significant ways from her preparation and knowledge, as well as her ability to provide straightforward counsel and judgement, negotiate terms, and ultimately, "close the deal."
Paula's professional passions are her clients, her relationships with established and emerging financial leaders, and the results she delivers together with her professional family at Ormsby Park. Personally, her passions are her family, community service, traveling, scuba diving and cooking. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, stepson and her two dogs.
Paula earned her bachelor’s in economics and a minor in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California at Berkeley.