About

Paula Sorrell

For two decades Paula has been facilitating strategic planning, building technology roadmaps, developing successful programs with measurable outcomes, running marketing, screening technology companies, evaluating  investment opportunities, distributing funds to non-profits, and sitting on boards...and occasionally public speaking on all topics listed above. If you'd like to contact her directly, either send an email or connect on LinkedIn. Thanks!


Quotes / Endorsements

  • Paula’s ability to identify big picture strategic goals and translate those goals into an intelligent execution plan has been invaluable to me. She knows how to incentivize all stake-holders and drive results through motivated collaboration.

    Tom Frank Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan

  • Paula Sorrell is a highly skilled resource who understands how to build and maintain a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. Her connections in the Tech world are extensive, with geographic reach from coast-to-coast. Her core strengths in marketing, capital access and business development make her an attractive resource for most high-growth ventures. As an entrepreneur, Paula has partnered in the launch of several successful tech sector companies.

    Michael A. Finney Former CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

  • I have known and worked with Paula for over eight years and she has always provided our clients with the right advice at the right time, even when they didn’t want to hear it.  She knows what she’s doing.

    Tom Kelly Chief Operating Officer, Automation Alley

  • I've known Paula for over a decade through Ann Arbor SPARK and the MEDC.  She has always been a significant contributor to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Michigan, and has played key roles in building and sustaining the momentum that Michigan has developed in terms of entrepreneurial support and startup success.  Her ability to develop and implement high impact, creative and effective programs that are fiscally responsible is unparalleled.

    Amy Cell Former SVP Talent Enhancement, MEDC

  • When a company needs an out of the box and advanced marketing resource, Paula Sorrell is amongst the best.  Creativity and positioning companies for growth and success is her ultimate goal and she produces world-class results!

    Alain Piette Director, Small Business Development Center Tech Team