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Vice President, Training & Strategic Bids
Rob has been a valued member of the Paragon family since 2021, bringing with him two decades of leadership experience in the Security and Life Safety industry. Throughout his tenure, Rob has supported the security programs for some of Toronto’s most prominent, high-traffic properties. This experience has reinforced his belief in the importance of investing in our employees to ensure client satisfaction.
Rob’s educational and professional background in media and design has been a significant asset in his ability to identify and address client needs. He approaches projects with a unique perspective, resulting in innovative and effective solutions for clients.
Currently, Rob oversees the training and development of our field staff, supports the proposal process and cooperate branding initiatives. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Rob is a valuable asset to our team and a trusted resource for our clients.
Vice President, Client Services – Residential
Reuben is an accomplished security professional with a wealth of experience, having served in various roles for over three decades. He joined Paragon in 2008 and has played a critical role in the company’s growth and customer retention in the residential division. He has a proven track record of building and leading successful teams. Reuben excels in coaching his team to deliver exceptional customer service and satisfaction for Paragon. He is a lifelong learner, continuously seeking to expand his knowledge and skills. He has completed numerous business and industry-related certifications, including a mini-MBA from the prestigious Schulich School of Business.
Vice President, Human Resources and Locating
Ana joined Paragon in February 2016. She is an HR professional with over 15 years of corporate experience.
Ana is responsible for strategic planning and execution of all aspects of human resource functions at Paragon and oversees a team of professionals responsible for hiring and processing more than 3000 employees annually.
Ana has a CHRP designation, and she was awarded as the Employee Experience Leader by CSPN Women in Leadership 2020.
Vice President, Client Services
Larry joined Paragon in 2012. He is a 30-year veteran of the security industry with a proven ability to effectively lead, manage, train, and evaluate staff to meet an ever-increasing demand in customer satisfaction. His strong sense of self-discipline and a focused approach to planning and setting priorities has proven effective in the areas of customer needs, program development, and implementation.
Larry’s diverse security expertise in both residential and commercial properties have made him an invaluable asset to both Paragon and its clients.
Larry has completed multiple business and industry relevant certification courses at McMaster and attending York University for Law and Society. He has recently completed a Schulich School of Business mini-MBA at York University and is a member of ASIS International.
Covell has been with Paragon since 2014. He is an accomplished security professional with over 25 years of experience in operations, management, client services, and business development. Covell is an experienced leader with a proven ability to influence change.
Covell is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Law Enforcement Program and obtained a mini-MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University. He was promoted to Vice President in May 2019, a role in which his responsibilities include client retention, leadership development, culture building, organizational growth, and strategic initiatives.
Paul joined Paragon Security in 2004.
He has been in the security industry since 1983 and brings over 35 years of commercial security experience to our team. In 2015, Paul began his role as Vice President, Operations.
Paul successfully manages a portfolio that includes the most prestigious buildings in the GTA. Paragon relies on him for his direct approach to customer service and his close working relationships with his team.
Vice President, IT
Hamed began his career with Paragon in 2011. His Information Technology experience includes expertise from the military and the medical sectors. In 2005 he transitioned to the security industry, developing innovative systems to support security guard functions. He has been instrumental in creating Paragon’s Private Data Centre with real-time replication, automatic failover clustering, and disaster recovery to support our Business Continuity Plan and business functions.
2018, International award “Innovation & Excellence”
Vice President, Finance
Bud joined Paragon in 2002.
He has been a Chartered Accountant since 1981. Bud has over two decades of experience in the security industry, having held executive roles in other national providers.
His management responsibilities include all aspect of finance from Payroll to Business Planning. Since joining Paragon, Bud has implemented a fully-integrated finance system to increase the accuracy of all functions and allow for any level of future growth.
Kevin brings over 30 years of passionate experience in security and investigations. Skilled in crisis management, emergency management, physical security, corporate security, and building great partnerships with our customers.
Kevin has been with Paragon since 1987. He is responsible for the efficient operation of Paragon. His leadership drives performance in the company and his management abilities deliver efficient strategies for the success of our business.
Kevin is a current member of ASIS International, BOMA, and the Toronto Board of Trade.