Paula Caldwell started her financial career, while still in college, in 1970 posting cash receipts within the Factoring department of Texas Western Financial Corporation, the Texas office of a Walter E. Heller organization. After only one year, she transferred to their Accounting department where she began her lifelong journey into the world of Asset Based Lending. Over the next 10 years, she gained hands on experience in all aspects of Asset Based Lending before moving onto her next opportunity where she worked in a large Dallas, Texas bank. In 2004, Paula was invited to set up the accounting operation for a small, privately held start-up company, Marquette Business Credit. In June of 2015, Marquette Business Credit was acquired by UMB, n.a., which will offer growth for the company, now providing loans from $2MM - $25MM.
Paula attended the University of North Texas, with a focus in Accounting. In 2013, she was honored to have been asked by the CFA to participate in developing the curriculum for the ABL Operations Fundamentals, sharing her thoughts and experiences with other ABL groups, both large and small.