Paragon Appoints Michael Ross as President

Hoboken, NJ, April 30, 2015; Paragon Public Relations LLC (“Paragon”), a leading provider of integrated communications to the financial industry, has appointed Michael Ross as President of the company. Ross joins the firm after 10 years as a partner of TABB Group, the financial consulting and research firm. In his new role, he will have responsibility for building and supporting the client franchise, developing corporate strategy, and overseeing business operations for the rapidly-expanding boutique communications agency.

Ross, 49, has extensive management experience in the financial sector. Before joining TABB in 2005 as partner, head of sales and marketing, he was President and CEO of Michael Ross Associates, Inc, a business and strategy consultancy firm specializing in start-ups, turnarounds and other corporate development needs. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president of capital markets at Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters). At Thomson, he initiated a joint venture with Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Microsoft and Thomson Financial to create iDeal, a global platform for launching new stock and bond issues.

“I’m excited to re-unite with Simon and work with the exceptional team he has assembled at Paragon. We share a vision and industry experience that will combine to create sharper and more tangible results for our clients and their brands,” said Ross. “The key here is breaking the typical agency model and executing communications programs that are more impactful than many clients are used to.”

“Mike’s tremendous experience in financial services and technology is matched only by his integrity in business interactions,” said Simon Hylson-Smith, founder and CEO of Paragon. “His value-driven approach to building client relationships, allied with his sterling reputation in the industry, will provide rock-solid support for the rapid growth that Paragon is currently undergoing.”

Paragon was launched in 2012 as an integrated communications agency for financial clients. It provides full-service media relations, content and marketing services to a broad suite of financial services, financial technology and consulting clients.

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