A Leader in Strategy Consulting and Systems Integration
Paragon is an advisory consulting and systems integration solutions firm that specializes in enterprise information management to help clients achieve better business results. We have been providing Fortune 1000 financial services, insurance, life sciences and communications organizations with end-to-end business and technology solutions for over thirty years.
Our talented, forward-thinking associates have deep industry experience—men and women who understand industry challenges and goals... so we’re able to provide industry specific advisory consulting and systems integration solutions using our proprietary methodologies and frameworks.
We offer the ideal blend of the big name consulting firms’ capabilities... with the nimbleness and value of the smaller boutique firms... implementing practical strategies quickly with proven results.
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Erik Raper heads Paragon’s Marketing and Advisory Services teams across focused industries. In this role, Mr. Raper leads his team to bring deep industry experience, rigorous analytical capabilities and a pragmatic mindset to clients’ most complex business problems. Mr. Raper’s team of marketing and strategy professionals work with Paragon’s Industry Leaders in the development of key go-to-market solutions which align to Paragon strengths and are essential to achieving clients’ business imperatives.
Before being appointed to his current position, Mr. Raper has served several key roles at Paragon including Director of Strategic Solutions Sales, Vice President of Strategy, and leader of Advisory Services. Mr. Raper guided the development of a suite of straight-through-processing (STP) solutions that focused on delivering business value–expanding Paragon’s Fortune 500 clientele and establishing the foundation for the firm’s brand platform: "Improving the Way Work Gets Done."
Prior to his appointment at Paragon in 2004, Mr. Raper spent seven years with Prudential Financial. As a vice president, he was instrumental in leading Prudential through a major operations and technology re-engineering in support of the company’s initial public offering. Preceding his employment with Prudential, he spent seven years with AT&T in various Marketing and Strategic Planning positions.
Mr. Raper holds a B.A. in Marketing from Columbus University, Metairie, Louisiana.