Paula Long

Paula most recently served as a vice president of engineering for Dell’s Storage Group, following its milestone acquisition of Nashua-based EqualLogic for $1.4 billion. As co-founder and vice president of products and strategy at EqualLogic, Paula was a driving force in the company’s success and growth from a three-person firm in a New Hampshire attic to a company with more than 400 employees worldwide and more than $100 million in revenue per year. At Dell, Paula was responsible for the architecture, design, and delivery of EqualLogic’s products. She has extensive experience in managing strategic product development in the areas of storage, operating systems, web technologies, real-time systems, and enterprise software. Prior to EqualLogic, Paula was the director of enterprise products at Allaire Corporation, where she was responsible for application load balancing and high availability products shipping with ColdFusion and JRun. In these posts, Long also gained extensive experience building highly scalable mission critical solutions. She has won several awards for entrepreneurship, including New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Ernst & Young’s 2008 Northeast Regional Entrepreneur of the Year and was a national finalist for the same award.