Our founder and CEO, Paula Wong, started working with technology at a very young age and built her first desktop computer a little after age 10 by assembling and purchasing all the parts from Fry’s Electronics. The idea probably came from watching a lot of Mr. Roger’s neighborhood and how he would put things together and make them flow. She was voted most likely to success in junior high school and won numerous scholarships at Cal State East Bay, where attended college.
Fast forward a decade, Paula got an internship at NCR and saw an opportunity in professional services and a career with great potential.
She went to work for a start-up, and a very good colleague advised her to go into networking while working as a systems administrator. After working long hours growing that start-up from 200 to 600 employees and building their data center, the company went belly up.
She and her colleague went their separate ways and then re-united at Webex (while it was still growing as an early phase start-up) and another unfortunate event happened. She was terminated due to independence, and after that second incident, she learned that the corporate world was not for her.
Paula moved on and decided to work as a contractor for different companies (with big names clients such as Cisco Systems as a TAC engineer and part of their Advanced Services team), Salesforce, Expedia\Hotwire, just to name a few). Those experiences gave her the knowledge and expertise to build and start Accend Networks.
“I consider myself an accidental business owner and entrepreneur. I chose this route because I feel there are clients who need specialized services. I will continue to provide and meet these needs in the most professional matter possible and provide the best customer service experience, while meeting all their IT challenges.” – Paula Wong, Founder and CEO