Paula drives the elevation of the Open Systems brand and unique value proposition to accelerate the next phase of growth for the company’s secure access service edge (SASE) solutions.
Since joining Open Systems in 2018, she has led a revitalization of the company’s brand platform and driven dramatic increases in market visibility, media and analyst coverage. Paula previously held marketing leadership roles with leading cybersecurity, networking and storage companies, including Proofpoint, Fortinet, Cisco Systems, LSI, and Quantum.
Paula earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from San Jose State University and holds a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Notre Dame de Namur University.
- Coolest personal accomplishment: Acclimated to three new cultures by age 14 (lived in Angola, Portugal and United States)
- Superpower: Unique mix of strategic thinking and execution skills to drive business growth
- Professional accomplishment: Developed new brand platforms at Proofpoint, LSI, Quantum and Open Systems; also, launched Cisco's Internet of Everything brand campaign to 110,000 partners