Paragon appoints Guy Taylor to head Global PR

New York and London, Thursday, Oct. 12 – Paragon Public Relations (“Paragon”), an award-winning full-service communications firm, has appointed Guy Taylor as Global Director of Public Relations. In his new role, Guy will be responsible for client relationship management, PR strategy and execution, and new business development.

Taylor previously worked at ICAP (now Nex Group), the world’s leading Interdealer Broker, where for over nine years he was responsible for the Americas communications and public relations duties for the group’s electronic, hybrid and voice trading systems, post-trade groups, market data and other units. Before ICAP, he worked at The New York Board of Trade (NYBOT), the leading soft commodity exchange, where he was Director of Public Relations for seven years.

He joins Paragon at a time of global expansion, with offices in the US and UK providing PR and marketing support to a growing roster of financial services and fintech clients.

“Guy is an excellent addition to the Paragon team. Not only does he have deep knowledge and experience in the global markets, he is widely known in the media,” said Simon Hylson-Smith, CEO and Founder of Paragon PR. “His leadership will be critical to driving continued growth, but more importantly to providing unmatched support to our global client base.”

“I’m excited to be joining Simon and his team. Paragon is at the forefront of providing relevant and impactful communications, public relations, and marketing services to the financial services community, and I look forward to helping our clients achieve their communications objectives,” said Taylor.

As well as his roles at ICAP and NYBOT, Taylor has also held public relations positions at UNICEF USA, Golin/Harris Public Relations, The White House, and the US House of Representatives. He holds an MBA from Fordham University, an MA in Political Science from Catholic University, and a BA in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College.

About Paragon Public Relations

Paragon is an award-winning communications agency that specializes in delivering content and narrative-driven programs for its financial services and financial technology clients. Formed in 2012 by Simon Hylson-Smith, Paragon is rapidly developing as a leader in its segment. In 2017, the group opened its second office in London’s financial district. Its services span the range of media relations, broad-based content, “thought leadership” generation and curation, and marketing support, based on the ethos that an integrated and consistent approach to developing a brand is the most impactful approach. For more information on Paragon, please visit:

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P.J. Kinsella
Paragon Public Relations

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