Shirley Pekarek

VP, Finance

To put it in financial terms, Shirley’s tireless energy, enthusiasm, and drive have been prime assets in the steady growth of Paradise. With Shirley investing in providing a strong financial balance sheet, Paradise has grown and evolved into a major player.

With more than 20 years of financial and operational management experience, Shirley has great integrity and possesses a strong work ethic. She strives to achieve excellence in all that she does and has the rare ability to bring out the best in others.

Shirley is fearless, innovative, and is the type of leader to stare down at conventional wisdom, setting aggressive goals, and achieving them. Shirley is an agent for change and an impact player who constantly drives agency growth. Most importantly, she commands this demanding position with calm and grace.

Prior to joining Paradise, Shirley managed financial operations at several other leading Tampa Bay firms. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida.

When Shirley isn’t working on agency finances and developing innovative compensation models for the Who’s Who of global travel brands, Shirley is working on itineraries to visit these brands and other travel destinations with her husband.