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Principal - Head of Human Resources

Paula Tepper is Head of Human Resources at Toorak, a role to which she brings extensive experience in the financial services industry, having served in various leadership roles in corporate and revenue generating human resources functions throughout her career. 

Prior to joining Toorak, Paula held various roles in human resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) at PGIM, the asset management business of Prudential Financial. Paula’s experience spans the HR spectrum, including strategy, building inclusive cultures, talent and performance management, employee engagement, and compensation. Paula was instrumental in the formation of PGIM’s Women Advisory Council and Diversity Council, where she designed, implemented, and led various initiatives focused on women and people of color. She was also a member of several external organizations focused on changing the face of DE&I in the asset management industry.


Paula started her career at Prudential Financial in the Tax Division, quickly transitioning to Human Resources. She graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

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