Orla has always had a passion for start-ups, jump-starting her career by building the app Shortcutt CRM, a customer relationship management app that helps individuals manage their finances. She helped construct the app from ideation to sales.

Following Shortcutt, she worked with The StartUp Scene (SUPS), an online media company aimed at helping younger companies build their brand presence by giving them public exposure to a wider market.

Putting her passion into practice, Orla is a sponsor of the Women in a Business student organization at the Cass Business School where she participates in mentoring students eager to break into the venture capital/private equity space.

In her free time, Orla can be found on the tennis court.