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Paula Pate

Vice President

During her 20 years of working in both the public and private sector, including an extensive tenure with the Attorney General’s Office, Paula developed her skills in project management, systems development, project outsourcing, and quality control. She also devoted eight years to running her own small business in the areas of real estate and hospitality, learning budgeting, finance maintenance, management, and scheduling along the way.

Today, Paula brings these assets to CFO By Design as the company’s internal project manager, making sure the team stays on top of deliverables and timelines. She’ll also work directly with you to help develop processes that grow your bottom line, and systems that keep your finances organized. As a former small business owner herself, she “gets it” when it comes to a client’s needs, and helps you manage the important parts of your business’ success.

In addition to her work with CFO By Design, Paula is active in her community through a variety of organizations and nonprofits. She has served as a board member of MCC Austin, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, CASA of Bastrop, and Bastrop Downtown Business Alliance.

    More about Paula:

    • Who are three people you’d love to have dinner with? Lucille Ball, Abraham Lincoln, my Grandmother.
    • Favorite Quote: "It's not what happens to you that matters, it's how you handle it that makes all the difference." - Zig Zigler
    • Most people don’t know that - I love old cars and old houses.
    • Favorite sports team - USA Olympic team