The Paragon Team
Ron ‘R.J.’ France
Ron began his career with Paragon in 1988 having completed his Humanities Degree at York University. He has worked in all facets of the contract security business prior to becoming the President of Paragon in 1994. Under his leadership the company has grown to over 4,000 employees and Paragon has developed a managerial, process driven corporate culture.
Kevin is our Senior Vice President of Operations and has been with the company since 1987.
Prior to his employment with Paragon, Kevin was an instructor in biathlon and physical education.
Bud Ralph, C.A.
Bud joined Paragon in 2002 as Vice President of Finance. His management responsibilities include Payroll, Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Corporate Risk and Legal Management, Financial Reporting and Business Planning.
V.P. Corporate Services
His experience in the Information Technology sector includes major design and development projects for the medical industry and the military.
Paul’s career in the Canadian security business began with Canadian Protection Services in 1983, shortly after relocating from England. He was introduced to the corporate world during various security assignments in the GTA, and in particular the large Corporate buildings in the Downtown Financial District.
V.P. Residential Division
Mike began his career as a Security Guard in 1993 while attending Sheridan College in the Law and Security Administration Program, of which he graduated with a Loss Prevention Management Diploma in 1994.
V.P. Client Services
A security practitioner since 1976 in the Greater Toronto area, Frank Hazlett began his career as a uniformed guard in residential and industrial complexes.
V.P. Client Services
Covell is an Experienced Leader with the proven ability to influence change, who has honed his craft in the security industry. He is an effective communicator who possesses a unique combination of operational expertise and business development.
Ted has close to five decades of combined law enforcement and private security senior management experience.