The Future of
Executive Diligence

Pioneering research on corporate executives
to generate alpha.

Led by buy-side and tech veterans
in the heart of NYC.


The New Standard for
Research on Corporate Executives

Paragon 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.


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.

In-Depth Reports

Timely, best-in-class investment memo.
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.


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.


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Karim Mawji

Founding PartnerHead 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.

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John Casano

Founding PartnerHead of Technology

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.

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Colby Howard

Partner, COOHead 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.


Paragon Intel is growing rapidly. Maintaining our high standard of excellence is essential to our success. We consistently seek exceptional candidates to contribute to all parts of our business.

At Paragon, you can expect intellectually challenging work that matters, a focused company vision, and a compensation structure that directly reflects your contributions. Above all else we value innate drive, curiosity, and humility from our team members.


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