Paula Troy, Founder and President of RWK Consulting, LLC. Paula started RWK in 2000 and named the company in memory of her father "Raymond." Paula makes it widely known that she feels blessed to work at what she loves, which also gives her the outlet for her passion to help others. Her journey toward success began with a background in accounting, economic development and business management, moving onward to business ownership. This broad base of experience helped her career expand into the political and governmental arena, holding leadership roles in the Mercer County Improvement Authority and the New Jersey Business Incubator Network. Paula credits much of her success to her family. Husband Tom, and Son Mark who give their total support to Paula/RWK and helping others.
Paula has served in many roles of leadership to include Senior Director of Operations/Finance - Allies Inc., - Director of Business Development - Burlington County College to include complete oversight of the Technology and Science Incubators where she achieved unprecedented success, exceeding previous tenant numbers and significantly increasing growth records for fledgling businesses with oversight of more than 40 companies.
Prior to her position with Burlington County College, Paula served as Executive Director of Business Development for the Trenton Business and Technology Center, where her tenure resulted in increases to small business growth statewide with an increase in grants of 200%. Paula's experience includes providing testimony before N.J. Senate and Assembly budget hearings related to funding for small business development and job growth and research for science and technology.
As a result of her exceptional leadership and organization skills, Paula has been widely recognized by the business community, having been named one of Mercer County's 50 Most Interesting People SJ Magazine, as a "Person to Watch" for 2010. Paula has been interviewed in publications including NJBIZ, the Trenton/Burlington County Times and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Paula’s accomplishments have also been recognized by New Jersey State Legislators as well as Burlington County and Mercer County Boards of Chosen Freeholders.
In addition to her business accomplishments, Paula has served her community in a variety of ways, including volunteer work with the Mercer County community group, Prodigal Sons & Daughters Redirection Services. Drawing upon her professional experience, she provided training and mentorship to the group in optimizing redirection for those in transition after reflection. By sharing her experiences and effective work habits with others, she promotes a drive toward success and encouraged emergence from existing challenges.
In past years she lent her political knowledge to local government, participating in key organizations including the Mercer County Improvement Authority, the Robbinsville Township Planning Board, Redevelopment Committee. Hamilton Township Economic Development Council and the YMCA of Hamilton Strong Communities Committee.
Paula is an ongoing supporter of Women in Business. Paula supports the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce and the local Chambers to include the NJBIA. Paula regularly raises sponsorship funds for organizations of true character and vision.
Paula was also honored by receiving an award from NAWBO (the National Association of Women Business Owners - South Jersey Chapter) having been the recipient of, Business Advocate of the Year, Community Leader of the Year awards along with many others to date.