A serial angel investor, Paula was an active leader during the formative years of the software industry. She was first an executive at various enterprise infrastructure technology companies, then an entrepreneur and later an angel investor and active director of several more including WebMethods, Descartes Systems Group and Systems Center.

She was a member of the board of ADAPSO, the software industry’s only trade association at the time, and later help found and served on the boards of the PC software board within that association.

Active in the political world, she served as a White House Fellows Commissioner under President George W. Bush and was a founder and active board member of the Seneca Network. Most recently she was a vintner for 15 years as the co-owner of Dancing Hares Vineyard.