The Keystone Team

Chelsey Paulson
Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Chelsey is committed to being a strong partner to clients throughout their growth journey.

Prior to joining Keystone, Paulson managed an ESOP organization with 150 employees and 15 locations in the point of sale and managed services industry. Chelsey has over 15 years of management experience in a midsize, employee-owned, technology organization. Chelsey built her career around being a strategic partner to the executive team, molding and growing the culture and focusing on strategic people initiatives that aligned with the organizations business initiatives such as internal communications, career and leadership development, succession planning, and aligning the right people in the right seats within the optimal organizational structure. In addition, Chelsey has been involved in multiple boards and has been the Chair for two Board of Directors where she had the opportunity to coach and mentor the Executive Director and President/CEO of the organizations.

Chelsey’s area of expertise is in Human Resources, Culture Development/Revival, Employee Ownership Management, Long-term Strategic Planning, and Executive Coaching. Chelsey is passionate about creating a lasting impact on businesses, especially when it comes to strategy, culture, and people. She does this by using her Superpower of being a constant learner to learn new information, strategies, and skills to challenge and push our clients to the next level.

What do you believe is a strength of Keystone as an organization?
We truly partner with our clients, we exist to help our clients solve their biggest problems with strategy, culture, and people. We genuinely want to help and make an impact.

What is your favorite past time?
Boating with my family in my hometown of Bemidji, MN and at my grandparents’ cabin on Rainy Lake in International Falls, MN. We grew up on a lake water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, fishing, etc. I have such fond memories of being on the lake with my family that when my oldest child got up on the wakeboard for the first time I started to cry (happy tears of course)!

What’s your most used app?
Stitcher. Hands down. I am a podcast junkie, I listen to podcasts anytime I can get 10 minutes to throw in my AirPods or am in the car alone. Most of my conversations with my husband start with, “I was listening to a podcast and…”.