Cranford, NJ – June 22, 2010 Paragon Solutions, a business and information technology consulting firm, announced today the appointment of Thomas Richer as practice director for financial services. As an industry director, Richer will assume responsibility of focusing on the Banking and Financial Services market in the greater New York area.

With more than 20 years of experience leading financial services practice teams focused on solutions consulting, Richer will focus on matching Paragon’s growing solutions portfolio to client needs in Paragon’s Financial Services Practice. Richer has extensive experience in the delivery, sales and marketing of high value financial services solutions to the top 100 financial services firms.

“Tom is a results-driven IT services executive with a proven track record in the leadership and development of IT professional services practice organizations, specifically as it relates to the needs of the Banking and Financial Services industry,” says Dan O’Connor President and CEO of Paragon Solutions. “He will be instrumental in helping the Financial Services Practice continue to succeed in the areas of business process optimization, information governance and compliance, and information management and integration.”

Richer previously served as a North American Practice Leader in the Banking and Financial Services industry for a dual-shore outsourcer, where he led a large, onshore IT consulting practice while also overseeing the Microsoft Alliance and Cloud offerings. Earlier, Richer held senior management positions in IT services and business development, including Founder and CEO of DevLogics, a boutique technology solutions consultancy and Microsoft Gold Partner focused on the financial services industry. Richer received a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College.

About Paragon
Paragon Solutions, a division of Paragon Computer Professionals, is a business and technology consulting 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’s financial services practice services the needs of the banking, brokerage, asset management, capital markets and insurance sectors. Our technology solutions are helping firms respond and capitalize on industry change driven by competition, consolidation, convergence and regulation.

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

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016