CRANFORD, NJ — January 14, 2011 – Paragon Solutions, a business consulting and information technology services firm, announced today the appointment of Mark Muir as sales director to one of its industry-specific solutions business where he will be responsible for the business development in Paragon’s Life Sciences Practice. Paragon’s Life Sciences vertical has experienced rapid success in the last several years due to strategic growth in its business solutions.

With over 15 years of sales experience in IT Software and Service solutions, Muir will be responsible for strategically driving sales for several large client accounts in Paragon’s Life Sciences practice. Muir has extensive experience with marketing, sales, and business development in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and healthcare verticals.

“Mark is a results-driven sales professional with a proven track record in IT solution sales and business development as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry,” says Mike Alicastro Executive Vice President Sales and Operations. “His experience will be instrumental in driving growth in Paragon’s Life Sciences vertical, continuing Paragon’s success as leader in enterprise information management.”

Paragon’s Life Sciences Practice offers strategic solutions in the areas of Clinical Process Optimization, Controlled Content Management and Collaboration. Muir will focus on several of Paragon’s large accounts and assist in expansion across the Life Sciences sector of Paragon’s industry-specific offerings.

About Mark Muir
Muir comes to Paragon from Octagon Research Solutions, Inc, where he was responsible for the leadership and guidance of the global sales team, driving a business profit growth of $65 million. He was also a 2009 American Business Awards Finalist for Sales Director of the Year. Muir earned his Bachelor Degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown West Virginia.

About Paragon
Paragon Solutions 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 works with businesses that are focused in a few key industries – communications, financial services, healthcare, insurance, and life sciences. The industry-focused strategy consulting and systems integration teams work with Paragon’s competency groups addressing today’s technology concerns in Process Optimization, Information Management and Information Integration.

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

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016