Paul Tavernia

Paul Tavernia

Boots to Business Facilitator | Business Consultant


About Me:

I am a member of the NorCal VBOC team as a business counselor and trainer. Prior to joining the VBOC team, I spent over 16 years working for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In my initial position at the SBA, I was as a loan specialist in the SBA Sacramento loan processing center, however, most of my tenure at the SBA was in the Sacramento District Office as the team leader of business opportunity specialists focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs primarily in the federal contracting arena.

In addition to ensuring regulatory compliance, my team and I provided significant business development support through assistance with certifications, one-on-one counseling, as well as marketing and outreach events and education. Before my federal service, I spent over 20 years in the private sector in a variety of sales and marketing positions, mostly in the information technology industry.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada.

Expertise: Business Management Financing Government Contracting Marketing Training