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Paola Doebel

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, North AmericaEnsono

Chicago, IL

Member Since November 2021


Executive Leadership
Business Management
Information Technology


Paola joined Enonso to lead North America in May 2020 from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where she served as the Vice President and General Manager for the North America Compute, Software Defined, High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) team. Prior to her North America roles at Ensono and HPE, Paola lived with her family in Asia-Pacific for 8.5 years where she held various technology leadership roles at Dell Technologies and HPE. Paola held multiple roles at HPE in Asia-Pacific from strategy and operations to leading the APJeC Datacenter and Hybrid Cloud business based in Singapore. Prior to joining HPE, Paola was a Director at Dell Technologies (Dell) in APJ where she led the Enterprise Infrastructure and Options businesses for the region based in Seoul, South Korea and Singapore. Paola started her technology career at Dell based in Austin, Texas and North Carolina where she held roles ranging from product management to global business and product development. Her roles across a range of companies and industries have given Paola extensive international experience. She has worked in or with most major geographies in the world with more extensive expertise in Asia-Pacific from her lengthy time living and leading businesses in the geography. Paola is a Founding Advisory Board Member of “Sales Community” which is a network of high performing sales leaders from around the world. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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20 tips to gain trust and credibility in the workplace

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Apply these best practices to add your voice to the conversation and take your seat at the table. Whether you're launching your career in your industry of choice for the very first time or you're a new hire fulfilling your latest role, it may take some time to prove your worth on the job and gain the trust of your leaders, direct co-workers, and other cross-departmental teams. In theory, employers must ensure that leadership, from the top down, is creating a psychologically safe environment for their employees to feel heard and share ideas or concerns. But if the organization that you signed up for is not being proactive about putting policies in place to improve its company culture, experts from Fast Company Executive Board offer 20 best practices to assist aspiring leaders who want to enhance their chances of having a seat at the table in their workplace.

15 ways excellent remote leaders support their team members

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It takes a special leadership skill set to successfully motivate and inspire employees that you don't see in person every day. Managing a remote team comes with its own set of unique challenges, especially for companies with remote employees located in different time zones. Employees may struggle to feel like they are a part of a team when working alone from home all day. They may struggle to feel heard without the option of an in-person open-door policy. They may also feel burned out from merging their work and living spaces. Great leaders anticipate problems like these and know how to respond in a way that benefits all. To that end, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members share their best tips for supporting remote employees. 

Building the next generation of women leaders, part 1: Why move to a private equity-backed company?


The opportunity in today’s market for women to gain equity, strategic ownership, and real authority over the future of the company at private organizations is accelerating.

10 Strategies To Determine The Right Focus In Business 

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Prioritze solutions to improve your customers' journey.  During and beyond the global health crisis, plenty of corporate leaders and small business owners alike, have readjusted their thought processes on how they do business.  Some began to streamline certain aspects of their product and service offerings to improve bottom line outcomes so the establishment could not only survive in an uncertain and evolving economy but thrive and continue to shine above their competitors. Here, 10 business leaders from Fast Company Executive Board weigh in on what their top strategies have been for streamlining their company's focus and how doing so is impacting their clients' positive engagement with the business. 

13 ways business leaders get the most out of customer relations

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Implement the following strategies to form better alliances for your products and services. When you're running a business, the only way your company will be able to elevate itself in the marketplace for the better is by being extremely open to constructive criticism and new ideas. Encourage a company culture that is transparent with leaders that practice active listening skills if you plan to connect on a more meaningful level with stakeholders who will advocate behind what your business stands for as you lean in to help meet their ongoing needs as well.  For further ideas on how to get honest feedback from current and potential clients, Fast Company Executive Board members share some proven methods that continue to serve their company well.

Nine ways to evaluate mid-year business successes and pain points 

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These crucial factors will contribute to the organization's ability to thrive and make the necessary improvements, year after year. Taking a mid-year stock of your company's latest goals, accomplishments and challenges in the industry is a typical process that every leader and their team must engage in to enable the establishment to survive.  But why wait until mid-year? Planning ahead of the assessment season to find innovative solutions that will push your company's growth—whether you're experiencing an economic downturn or the business is booming—is the best way to move forward!  Here are nine items that leaders from Fast Company Executive Board always like to consider in their efforts to help the company continue to meet its objectives. 

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Company bio

Ensono is a managed service provider that empowers clients in various industries to achieve business outcomes through purpose-built, workload-optimized technology solutions. We care about your success, offering comprehensive strategic and managed services for mission-critical applications. Our Advisory and Consulting services can help upfront with an application strategy or find the right places for your applications – whether it’s public, multi or hybrid cloud, or mainframe. And because we span across all mission-critical platforms, we can meet you wherever you are in your digital transformation journey, with 24/7 support when you need it. We are your relentless ally, flexing with you when challenges emerge so you don’t feel stuck in place. With cross-platform certifications and decades of experience, our technology experts become an extension of your team so you’re continuously innovating – doing more with less while remaining secure. And that’s just the beginning.



Company size

1,001 - 5,000