Cranford, NJ – May 5, 2010 - Paragon Solutions, a business and information technology consulting firm, announced today the appointment of Julie Holland as director of business strategy for financial services. As a director, Holland will assume responsibility for further development of the Advisory Services Consulting Practice, which has seen a marked uptick in client demand.
"We continue to grow our advisory and strategic consulting services as our investment and management clients look for us to augment our systems integration capabilities with business strategy and planning," said President and CEO Daniel J. O'Connor." Julie’s specific experience in separately managed accounts, retirement solutions and risk management will be of immediate value to our clients," O'Connor said.
In recent months, Paragon has added several leadership positions to its Advisory and Strategic Services Consulting practice to address client demand for a holistic, yet nimble alternative to large global management consulting firms. For clients who have traditionally been driven to the large firms for the combined experience of business operations and supporting technology infrastructures, Paragon offers the responsiveness to set actionable plans in motion.
Holland will apply her 20+ of experience in both the manufacturing and distribution sides of the investment management business to a number of key growth areas in the Solutions division including, business process optimization, information integration and information governance and compliance.
About Julie Holland
Holland comes to Paragon with more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry, with a particularly strong background in investment management operations and trading. In her previously held position as Managing Director for a major investment management firm, she was responsible for building and managing a Separately Managed Account (SMA) business within the retail division of a $200 billion mutual fund and institutional investment management firm. Her experience also spans the full scope of business operations that includes sales, marketing, client service, operations, trading, technology, and compliance. Over the course of her career, Holland has been an active participant in many industry organizations, including most recently serving on the Board of Governors of the Money Management Institute (MMI).
Paragon Solutions, a division of Paragon Computer Professionals, is a management and technology consulting firm that specializes in helping clients leverage information assets for better business results. The company does this through its vertical practices and specialized technology service lines that help clients optimize their operations for maximum return on investment.
Paragon's Advisory and Strategic Services Consulting Practice supports the Financial Services, Insurance, Life Sciences and Telecommunications practices. The Advisory teams address the key challenges facing firms today: rising costs, compliance issues, increased complexities and diverse distribution. Paragon's customer focused solutions leverage decades of experience in business process optimization and automation.
For more information, please visit the Paragon Web site at www.consultparagon.com.