Paragon Executive Intelligence

Paragon Executive Intelligence is an independent, boutique professional services recruitment consultancy specialising in placing financial services professional at all levels in the domestic and international markets. PARAGONalpha is a specialist recruitment brand of Paragon Executive Intelligence, focusing on Hedge Fund search and selection.

Established in 2004, in Dublin Ireland, Paragon Executive Intelligence has an unrivalled record of assisting local and international financial services institutions with their talent acquisition and management requirements. They specialise in the following sectors across the globe:  

  • Asset Management
  • Private Equity & Corporate Finance
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking
  • Treasury & Capital Markets
  • Private Banking & Wealth Management
  • Aircraft Leasing
  • Fund Administration & Asset Servicing
  • Retail Banking & Credit
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Accounting Practice
  • Technology

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Paragon Executive Intelligence and PARAGONalpha executive team:

Colin McGhee

Colin is Founder and Managing Director of Paragon Executive Intelligence and PARAGONalpha and has over 18 years recruitment experience in financial search and selection.

Colin has worked in both the domestic and international markets including: Singapore, London, Boston, Zurich, Paris and Dublin. 

He started his finance career working in London's Square Mile before joining a boutique search firm in the city. 

After this he moved to manage the Asset Management desk at a global recruitment PLC. 

He graduated at the Dublin Institute of Technology with a Masters in Business and Finance and is a qualified life coach and a member of the coach institute of Ireland.

Colin recruits within Global Asset Management (Fixed Income & Equities), Global Hedge Funds and the Sovereign Wealth Funds sector. He has a strong track record and exposure recruiting within Developed and Global Emerging Markets, covering Research, Portfolio Management, Trading, Quantitative Analysis, Systematic & High Frequency Trading.

Email: cmcghee@paragonexecutive.com

Office: +353-1-874-6770




Mia Barry

Mia is a Director with Paragon Executive Intelligence and PARAGONalpha and specialises in senior hires across the financial services industry globally.

Mia manages the operations of both companies and her recruitment expertise is also retained for executive level roles across financial services sector globally. Mia is Swedish and has an honours degree from Sheffield Hallam University, before moving to Ireland in 1999.

With over 15 years’ experience from blue chip recruitment organisations like Brightwater Selection and Robert Walters, Mia joined Paragon in 2014 to direct and grow Paragon’s brand and teams across financial services sector.

Email: mbarry@paragonexecutive.com

Office: +353-1-874-6770

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