A master’s level graduate of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Maria Paul completed her undergraduate studies at Marist College, where she was a Presidential Scholar in the Interdisciplinary Science of Man program, President of the College Union Board and a student representative on the Board of Trustees. She has spent several decades building businesses and relationships.
As a co-founder of The Rarities Group, Inc., she was instrumental in building a $50 million rare coin wholesaler from the ground up. Her grasp of general management issues, especially from the financial, operational and legal perspective, has served her well in this role. In her enterprise with the formation of Entertainment Rarities, she partnered with Sotheby’s and The Platinum Guild in the Women with Heart campaign, raising funds for national charities. She was also a founder of the Paul Family Fund at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Most recently, Ms. Paul has been the keynote speaker for Dress for Success Worcester (2014) and an Executive Ambassador for the organization. She is an avid marathon walker, having completed 6 Boston Marathon routes on behalf of The Jimmy Fund.
Ms. Paul understands the value of communication and presentation in any setting. She has a keen understanding of the professional services sectors in accounting and legal arenas, and an ability to grow and manage the client relationships vital to the success of any services firm. Her experiences with international companies in the technology industry have enabled her to fine-tune her operations skills, with an ever-vigilant eye towards developing key processes, policies and team relationships across cultures. She is recognized as an exceptional communicator, a solution-orientated problem-solver with the ability to identify challenges, apply unsurpassed leadership and drive problem-solving initiatives with excellent results.