Cranford, NJ – April 19, 2012 - Paragon Solutions, an advisory consulting and systems integration firm, announced today the appointment of Robert Heiden as associate director, enterprise portfolio management (EPM) for its Advisory Services consulting practice. Heiden will assist Paragon’s clients in improving the delivery of large initiatives through portfolio rationalization, demand forecasting, resource utilization, overall program management and benefits realization.

Paragon’s EPM practice assists firms in taking a holistic approach to portfolio management that supports enterprise and business unit-level Project Management Office organizations through the implementation of industry-specific best practices. The industries Paragon serves include life sciences, financial services, insurance, healthcare and communications.

“We’re finding that many organizations have begun investing in large scale programs to enhance core service offerings and capitalize on the economic recovery in an effort to drive top-line revenue growth and improve operational efficiency,” said Erik Raper, senior vice president of Advisory Services and Marketing for Paragon. “Robert will lead the development of Paragon’s EPM practice in helping organizations establish a comprehensive, end-to-end approach to program management so they may effectively forecast and plan for project demand, fulfill resource needs, enhance project portfolio performance and improve benefits realization,” Raper said.

Heiden brings nearly 30-years of experience in program management, technology and consulting across the life sciences, financial services, healthcare and telecommunications industries to the role. In his most recent position with a global communications company he served as global enterprise portfolio management practice lead charged with enhancing the service offering of EPM professional services, knowledge, and standardization. He established an enterprise portfolio instance for internal use by the company’s Professional Services division, which is being expanded beyond the US division for international roll-out. He also served as chairman of the company’s Global EPM Configuration Board responsible for platform management, configuration, change management, business use evolution, and incorporation of corporate standards.

About Paragon

Paragon Solutions is an advisory consulting and systems integration firm that specializes in enterprise information management to help clients leverage information assets for better business results. The company does this through its industry practices, solution accelerators and specialized technology competencies that help clients achieve operational efficiency, business scalability and regulatory compliance.

Paragon works with businesses that are focused in a few key industries − communications, financial services, healthcare, insurance, and life sciences. The industry-focused practices work with Paragon’s competency groups to address today’s client concerns in Process Optimization, Information Management and Information Integration.

For more information, please visit the Paragon website at, or call 1.800.462.5582.

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016