Paragon Financial Resources Leadership
Paragon Financial Resources’ leadership team includes the following:
Joseph A Morabito, CEO
Joseph Morabito is chief executive officer of Paragon Global Resources, Inc., the holding company which owns Paragon Financial Resources. Mr. Morabito has more than 40 years of real estate and relocation industry experience. As a pioneer and innovator in the field, Mr. Morabito has worked with clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, touching virtually every industry with delivery of management consulting and relocation services.
Prior to founding Paragon over 30 years ago, Mr. Morabito held positions in senior management at Premier Relocation Services (a Weyerhaeuser company) and Merrill Lynch Relocation Management. Mr. Morabito has been published in HR industry publications including Human Resource Executive and Mobility. He has been featured as a speaker at a variety of conferences and was written about in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Morabito was named 2012 International Relocation Personality of the Year by Re:locate magazine. Most recently, he was named a 2015 and 2016 HR Superstar in the Relocation Providers category by HRO Today, a leading HR publication.
Mr. Morabito earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both history and political science with a minor in foreign languages; a Master of Arts degree in education, with emphasis in personnel administration; and teaching and education administration credentials, all from California State University. In addition, Mr. Morabito completed all coursework for the real estate brokers exam in California. He holds the Worldwide ERC® Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP) designation and is a Worldwide ERC® Distinguished Service award winner. He has served on Worldwide ERC®’s Public Policy Committee, which assesses and deals with business risk and opportunities arising from legislative, regulatory and judicial actions that impact relocation. E-mail Joe
Mary Legate, President
Mary Legate is executive vice president of Paragon Global Resources and president of Paragon Financial Resources. With more than 35 years of relocation industry experience, Ms. Legate is responsible for the firm’s Relocation Operations, Human Resources, Business Alliances and Learning Resources groups.
During her many years of service, Ms. Legate has managed all aspects of client relations and operations, starting as a consultant and working through everything from on-site relocation centers to group moves to managing branch operations. Ms. Legate graduated with a BBA from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas. E-mail Mary
Jim Davis, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Jim Davis is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Paragon Global Resources. His responsibilities include overseeing the financial and administrative support for Paragon and its subsidiaries.
Mr. Davis worked for Paragon previously from 1998-2003 in Finance and Accounting, and has extensive experience in Finance through his previous position as Vice President Finance/Controller for Title365 Company. Mr. Davis has also worked in Finance for The First American Corporation, Fidelity National Information Solutions, and Coldwell Banker Relocation. Mr. Davis also has held positions in Sales and Consulting for Graebel Van Lines and Allied Van Lines, giving him more than 32 years of experience in industries related to all Paragon lines of business. Mr. Davis graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Finance and holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix. E-mail Jim
April Braun, Vice President, Business Operations
April Braun is vice president of business operations at Paragon Global Resources. In her role, she oversees the operational aspect of service delivery for Paragon Home Resources and Paragon Financial Resources, as well as financial functions.
Joining Paragon in 2015, April spent 14 years with SIRVA Relocation where she was strategic in building the Client Finance department and overseeing the expense management function. April has used her vast experience to build and develop the service delivery model for our customers, with a focus on technology. She received the Paragon President’s Award in 2017 for her contributions to the growth of the company and customer experience within Paragon Relocation.
April earned a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Accounting, from Cleveland State University and has pursued course work towards a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC®. E-mail April
Michael Morabito, Vice President, Business Development
Michael Morabito joined Paragon in 2002 and has served in multiple roles since that time, including Operations, Consulting, Marketing and Business Development. His many years in sales and the successes that followed led to Morabito’s promotion from Director to Vice President of Business Development, where he now oversees sales and strategic partnership development for all of North America.
Mr. Morabito holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC®. Prior to his lengthy work in the relocation industry, Michael Morabito earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. Morabito also belongs to or attends the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Argentum, National Investment Conference (NIC) and the Southern California Relocation Council (SCRC) and has traveled extensively throughout the world. E-mail Mike