Jan. 18, 2013
-- Paragon Financial Group (http://www.paragonfinancial.net/)
announced Chris Curtin has joined the team as national sales manager to take the company to the next level of growth. Well-known in the industry, he brings in-depth knowledge of factoring and decades of invaluable experience working with both businesses and funding sources.
“We’ve been looking for a national sales manager for a year, waiting for the right fit. With Chris, we found the perfect fit,” said Michael Rossi, Paragon president. “We’ve known him for 15 years, participating in deals together when he owned his own factoring company and working with him on a consulting basis over the years. We have a high level of trust and we know his work ethic matches ours.”
Curtin has been charged with growing Paragon’s business and providing working capital solutions for growing companies throughout the U.S. Since referral sources are key to Paragon’s growth, Curtin will also spend a major portion of his time nurturing relationships with existing referral sources as well as developing new ones, along with growing the Paragon sales team nationwide.
Throughout his career, Curtin’s focus has been on helping entrepreneurs succeed. He comes to Paragon from the Bankers Advocate Group, a boutique mergers and acquisition firm he founded in 2004 to help entrepreneurs with their ultimate goal of exiting business ownership. Before founding Bankers Advocate Group, Curtin co-founded Bankers Mutual Capital Corporation to help start-up and high growth companies through invoice factoring and purchase order funding.
“I realized I could help entrepreneurs – and intermediaries - even more if I worked directly for a funding source again,” Curtin said. “At the same time, Paragon is an exciting company on the move and I look forward to helping them continue their growth through accounts receivable and purchase order financing.”
Curtin will be based in south Florida, however he will assist Paragon clients, brokers and referral sources throughout the country. “With Chris, we look forward to being able to increase the service and expertise we provide to our brokers and referral sources. He will give us a better opportunity to cultivate and nurture these valuable Paragon resources,” Rossi added.
He is also active in various industry associations, including the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the Angel Forum of Florida, and was founding president of the Turnaround Management Association’
s (TMA) Florida Chapter.