Paula is affectionately called the The Fixer, as she is known to make things happen. She is a trusted, caring advisor to giving clients who experience sudden wealth or difficult life transitions. She knows your crossroads.
She personally has lived through both triumph and loss and knows how to design financial well-being and cultivate peace of mind. GranVida Wealth and Philanthropic Solutions was born from Paula’s deep understanding of the twists and turns life may bring, her passion for the power of living purposefully, and how giving back enriches our lives.
GranVida serves clients who value tailored, personal advice and compassionate care. If you are asking: What next? Will I have enough? Will I recover and thrive after loss or a setback? Will the sale of my business sustain my future? How do I change gears, not just retire? How do we plan our charitable giving with our children and our grandchildren? How do I pass on my legacy? GranVida will guide you collaboratively to clarity and implement not simply the right financial solutions for your unique needs, but transformative and life-affirming solutions.
Paula’s life work is to inspire the life you love; one that brings joy and peace even through uncertain times. Challenges and closing doors are a natural rhythm in life, but with expert wealth management, planning and advice tailored to your families’ and business’ unique needs, and quite possibly breathing techniques, the GranVida team will guide you to elevate and create the future you imagine, perhaps even to places you never imagined you would go.
GranVida cares for the financial well-being of multi-generational families in Texas, New York, California, and Latin America including wealth building, philanthropic and investment strategies, and financial planning. Paula was born in Santiago, Chile and her first language was Spanish. She attended Loretto Academy preparatory and went on to achieve being selected as the first Truman Scholar from the University of Texas at El Paso while receiving her degree in the Liberal Arts Honors Program. She lived in New York City for many years where she received her Master’s in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University in Economics and Policy.
Paula’s life of service and purpose includes serving as a Legislative Aid to her Congressman, rebuilding the South Bronx, and managing community relations as one of the youngest Vice President’s at Citigroup in New York. She began her wealth management practice at Smith Barney in Dallas, Texas and founded GranVida in 2013. She currently serves on the Boards of Miles of Freedom and Bryan’s House in Dallas and is on the advisory committee of the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute. She was a founding board member of Chiapas International which expanded micro-lending tools to the poorest women in Latin America by connecting philanthropic women in Dallas to the cause. Paula has one son, Agustin. She is an avid traveler and loves cooking and dinner parties, yoga, reading, and the arts. She is also devoted to serving at her parish, St. Rita’s Catholic Church, and to policy-based philanthropy and services that lead to wealth building and life affirming changes.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain