Daily News: July 26, 2012

Paragon Financial Hires Del Rio as Regional Marketing Manager

Paragon Financial Group announced Eddy del Rio has joined the firm as vice president and regional marketing manager. Del Rio will be responsible for business development throughout the United States with a focus on the Southeast, cultivating both client and referral relationships. He will be based in Miami, FL.

“We are excited to welcome Eddy to our team and feel he will fit right in with our culture of top performance,” said Michael Rossi, president of Paragon Financial. “We look forward to the positive impact he will make on the continued growth of our business.”

Most recently Eddy was vice president of business development for FT Trade Financial, where he was responsible for business development, marketing and community relations efforts. He has extensive experience providing financing solutions to small businesses and middle-market companies. He previously held senior business development positions for global financial institutions including Citigroup and Bank of America.

Del Rio hosts a radio talk show on WWFE 670AM, sharing financing and business ideas with the South Florida small business community. He is frequently called on by the media as an expert and has been a contributor on television programs as well as a contributor to social media blogs.

He is heavily involved in the community, including committee work on several Chambers of Commerce. He sits on the South Florida Minority Diversity Council and is the marketing group chair.