Paula has held executive positions, including as Chief Financial Officer, in the banking industry for more than 25 years. As a former CFO, Paula has extensive experience in the design, preparation and reporting of the allowance for loan and lease losses, including ensuring compliance with regulatory and audit requirements, and creating allowance policies, procedures and processes. In addition, she has worked with loan operations and lending staffs and utilized the capabilities of a variety of core systems to ensure appropriate loan coding for optimal loan portfolio segmentation.
Paula has been responsible for SEC and financial reporting, capital raising efforts and strategic planning, and has served as a Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. She has been responsible for overseeing daily operations for several banks and frequently served on internal credit committees. She co-founded a bank and served on its board of directors through its merger with another financial institution and has been a de novo bank consultant to boards and senior management teams.