Daily News: January 18, 2013

Paragon Financial Adds Curtin as National Sales Manager

Paragon Financial Group hired Chris Curtin as national sales manager. Well-known in the industry, he brings in-depth knowledge of factoring and decades of invaluable experience working with both businesses and funding sources.

“We’ve been looking for a national sales manager for a year, waiting for the right fit. With Chris, we found the perfect fit,” said Michael Rossi, Paragon president. “We’ve known him for 15 years, participating in deals together when he owned his own factoring company and working with him on a consulting basis over the years. We have a high level of trust and we know his work ethic matches ours.”

Curtin will be responsible for growing Paragon’s business and providing working capital solutions for growing companies throughout the U.S. He will also spend a major portion of his time nurturing relationships with existing referral sources as well as developing new ones, along with growing the Paragon sales team nationwide.

Throughout his career, Curtin’s focus has been on helping entrepreneurs succeed. He comes to Paragon from the Bankers Advocate Group, a boutique mergers and acquisition firm he founded in 2004. Prior to that, Curtin co-founded Bankers Mutual Capital Corporation to help start-up and high-growth companies through invoice factoring and purchase order funding.

Curtin will be based in south Florida, however he will assist Paragon clients, brokers and referral sources throughout the country.

He is active in various industry associations, including the Association for Corporate Growth, the Angel Forum of Florida and was founding president of the Turnaround Management Association’s Florida Chapter.

Paragon Financial Group provides working capital solutions for growing companies throughout the U.S.