Paragon Group, the leading provider of Customer Communications, Identification and Graphics Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Shine as CEO. Mr Shine succeeds Patrick Crean (Paragon’s principal shareholder), who will now take on the role of Executive Chairman. John Rogers, currently Head of Corporate Development, has also been promoted to Executive Director.

Sean joined Paragon as Group COO in 2016 from Accenture. Sean has led the creation of our three business divisions, new management structures and has driven our operational performance while also driving our exceptional growth. This year, Paragon expects to deliver revenues in excess of €1.2 billion across the three divisions. Sean and his leadership team will continue to focus on the delivery of organic revenue growth allied to additional expansion through acquisitions while also driving operational profit through to the bottom line earnings performance of Paragon.

Patrick Crean said:

“Sean will continue with our Group’s ambitious and entrepreneurial style of leadership, whilst creating his own longer-term plans for Paragon.”

Sean Shine – CEO of Paragon Group

Mr Shine said:

“During 2019 we continued to build strength and depth in each of our three businesses and delivered outstanding growth. We are now strong market leaders across these three businesses and are ready to grow to the next level alongside our clients.”

John Rogers becomes a member of the Paragon Group Executive Board of Directors and will continue to lead the M&A activity. John is the Chairperson of Paragon ID SA, a quoted company on the Euronext Paris. John’s previous roles include senior executive at NASDAQ-listed Identiv, CEO of Sokymat Group (Assa Abloy) and a number of senior roles at Delphi Automotive.

Patrick Crean added:

“John is a welcome addition to the Executive Board of Directors, his drive and knowledge of the business is a major asset to the Paragon Group”.