The 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.
EXPERIENCEd investment professionals and technology entrepreneurs providing holistic analysis around corporate management.
CEO Change Reports
45 Years of buyside experience producing best-in-class research on external CEO Changes.
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.
Industry-leading analytics and data platform surrounding corporate flight activity.
Allows investors of all types insights into potential corporate strategy. Full ownership information (no matter how hidden) and global location coverage of all Russell 3000 companies and important capital allocators. No blocked flights, ever.
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 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 has over 20+ years in investment, operating, and advisory roles. As CIO 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 started his career as an M&A and Restructuring banker, where in addition to traditional advisory roles, he operated troubled companies to turn them around.
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.
Jason Rowe is CTO of Paragon Intel. He has over 15 years of technology and development experience from early-stage startups to scaling established technology. As Director of Technology at DraftKings, he was focused on the core software and architecture allowed the company to reach massive scale. Jason previously held architecture roles at FDN and Vistaprint.
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.
Principal Software Engineer
Dusty Hoppe is a Principal Software Engineer with Paragon Intel. He has over 10 years of software development experience with organizations across a variety of industries including corporate banking, healthcare, web hosting, and gaming. As a Technical Lead at DraftKings, Dusty lead multiple teams focused on regulatory and compliance software as well new product development in the real-time gaming space.
Ryan Fodor is a Sales Director at Paragon Intel, where he helps lead sales, marketing, and business development initiatives. Ryan brings over 10 years of sales experience, mainly in the asset management space. Prior to Paragon, he spent seven years with Hedgeye, a leading independent equity research firm. During his time there he was instrumental in helping to build and coordinate the sales team as the firm revenues nearly tripled. He brings extensive experience in selling both fundamental and data driven research to the buy side.
Madhu Chaudhary is a Research Analyst at Paragon Intel. He has 8+ years of research experience working with fundamentally oriented, global long/short equity hedge funds. Now a generalist, Madhu started his career as a retail/consumer focused analyst, covering the industry for over five years. He graduated summa cum laude from Babson College with an MBA and also holds a graduate degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter, in the UK.
Dan Dortona is a Sales Director at Paragon Intel, where he helps lead sales, marketing, and business development initiatives. Dan brings 9 years of experience in Institutional equity research, data, and technology sales. He joined Paragon Intel from Ned Davis Research where he was head of business development for North America, responsible for leading sales and marketing for multi-asset research and quantitative equity strategies to top Hedge Funds, Asset Managers and Asset Owners.
Dave Hendrickson is a Research Analyst at Paragon Intel. He has 6+ years working with long/short equity hedge funds that focus heavily on management quality and management-driven turnarounds. While primarily a generalist, he has spent significant time focused on Industrials, Consumer, Healthcare and Retail. Prior to these roles, he received an MBA from Columbia Business School in their Value Investing Program. He started his career as an analyst with Barclays’ High Yield Credit Research, as well as Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking.