The Standard for Research on Corporate Executives
Intel provides investors a radically transparent view on senior executives. We combine buy-side talent, best-in-class technology, and investigative research to quantify previously anecdotal evidence.
Our innovative fundamental research and technology products help our clients identify differentiated equity investment opportunities and better manage position risks.
Our suite of products consists of best-in-class research and technology solutions.
Investment Memos and CEO Diligence.
Integrated view on whether a new external CEO will create or destroy shareholder value. We combine fundamental bottom-up analysis of strategic and competitive environments, financial trends, and business models with extensive CEO research consisting of interviews and investigative diligence.
Idea generation and position monitoring.
Database of real-time and historical Russell 1000 CEO changes, including proprietary metrics and analyses.
Initial diligence on newly appointed CEOs.
Analysis of externally hired CEOs’ career history, past performance, and compensation structure to determine likelihood of success in new role.
Against the rise of passive and quantitative approaches, we’re part of the movement dedicated to active management outperformance.
Uncommon Idea Generation
We search for opportunistic events surrounding corporate executives, such as CEO change, and perform proprietary analyses to help you generate alpha.
Proven Buyside Analysis
Our team of experienced buyside portfolio managers and analysts seek to assess situations likely to result in material changes in value.
Accelerated Decision Making
We filter and synthesize proprietary information so you can seamlessly integrate our research into your investment process.
Ty Popplewell is CEO of Paragon Intel. He has developed his investment expertise over 15+ years in investment and advisory roles. As Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kortright Capital Management, he successfully implemented long short and event driven investing over a six year period. Previously, Ty held Analyst roles at Och Ziff Capital Management and Goldman Sachs.
Ty is Chairman of the Board of 100cameras, a non-profit helping children from around the world who have experienced trauma tell their stories through photography, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Trinity Grace Church Tribeca, a non-denominal church in lower Manhattan.
Founding Partner, Head of Research
Karim Mawji is a Founding Partner of Paragon Intel. He developed his investment expertise over 20+ years in investment, operating, and advisory roles. As Chief Investment Officer of Dentonia Park Capital Management, he successfully implemented special situations and alpha short strategies over a seven year period. Previously, Karim held Portfolio Manager and Analyst roles at a Morgan Stanley internal hedge fund, Scout Capital, Perennial Investors, and Healy Circle Capital. Karim built the foundation of his investment career as an M&A and Restructuring banker, where in addition to traditional advisory roles, he operated troubled companies to turn them around.
Founding Partner, Head of Innovation
John Casano is a Founding Partner of Paragon Intel. He works with best-in-class designers and engineers to integrate techniques from the intelligence community with intuitive technology and machine learning solutions. As the founder of Financial Diligence Networks, John built a scalable solution for financial professionals and sold the business after three years. John was also formerly a hedge fund consultant at Cambridge Associates and Credit Suisse, Head of Alternatives at Addepar, and Head of Product at Novus Partners.
COO / Head of Sales
Colby Howard is Partner and COO at Paragon Intel. He brings a broad set of experiences to bear in the finance, business, and sales capacities. During his time in Citi’s Equity Capital Markets group, he worked with investment managers to place IPOs, follow-ons, and convertible issuances. Immediately prior to joining Paragon, Colby consulted for startups in the operations, sales, and product development capacities while pursuing the development and creative sides of the entertainment industry.
Partner, Lead Research Analyst
Bill Campbell is the Lead Analyst at Paragon Intel. He developed his investment expertise over 10 years as an analyst at Axel Capital Management. During his career, Bill was a generalist responsible for sourcing and implementing long and short investment ideas globally. He has a fundamental approach to investing and has covered industries such as Industrial, Financial, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Aerospace & Defense, Technology, Materials, Mining and Retail.
Lead Product Designer
Salar Ali is the Lead Product Designer at Paragon Intel. He has developed his user experience and product design expertise over 5+ years as an independent designer and frontend developer for early-stage startups. He has served as the Senior Designer for HonkMobile, founder of two successful development agencies and featured on national TV campaigns for brands including MasterCard. He has a fundamental approach to discovering key product features and building meaningful user experiences across many industries such as Finance, Technology and Retail.
Mike Kimpel developed his investment expertise over 10+ years in hedge fund, private equity, and advisory roles. As a Senior Analyst at Permian Investment Partners for five years, he implemented a long/short strategy focused on management. While a generalist first, he spent significant time covering Industrials, Aerospace, Retail and Telecom. Prior to Permian, Mike held roles at HIG Capital, Golden Gate Capital and UBS Investment Bank. Mike is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and a Senior Instructor with Wall Street Prep.