The following is the leadership team for Paragon Global Resources, Inc.:
Joseph A Morabito, President and CEO
Joseph Morabito is president and chief executive officer of Paragon Global Resources, Inc. Mr. Morabito has more than 35 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 25 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 Mr. Morabito
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 31 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 Mr. Davis
April Braun, CRP, GMS, Vice President, Business Management
April Braun is Vice President, Business Management at Paragon Global Resources. In her role, she oversees the operational aspect of service delivery for Paragon Home Resources and Paragon Relocation Resources, implementing various operations, business alliances, human resources support and financial functions.
Joining Paragon in 2015, Ms. Braun spent 14 years with SIRVA Relocation where she was strategic in building the Client Finance department and overseeing the expense management function. She has used her vast experience to build and develop the service delivery model for our customers at Paragon Home Resources, with a focus on technology. Ms. Braun received the Paragon President’s Award in 2017 for her contributions to the growth of the company and customer experience within Paragon Relocation.
Ms. Braun 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 Ms. Braun
Karen Rose, CRP, GMS, Vice President, Business Management
Ms. Rose joined Paragon in 2003 as Manager, Business Development for the Western Region, where she was responsible for growing Paragon’s business in the western United States. In 2005, Ms. Rose transitioned from sales to operations, becoming Manager of Global Relocation Services. In this role, Ms. Rose acted as the single point-of-coordination for new authorizations, custom reporting, escalation issues, exceptions to policy, policy resources and billing questions. She is also responsible for mobilizing internal Paragon resources for special instances, such as group moves.
In 2014, Ms. Rose was promoted to Vice President, Global Relocation Services due to her work in growing one of Paragon’s most prestigious accounts. As of 2019, Ms. Rose supports roles in both Paragon Relocation Resources and Paragon Home Resources (PHR) as Vice President Business Management where she is responsible for managing the Home Resources Development team in the Western Region, rolling out new sales channel partners and Voluntary Benefits clients. In addition, Ms. Rose manages Benefit Aggregators in her territory and manages the Paragon real estate broker network.
Ms. Rose holds her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC®. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Pacific Northwest Relocation, Southern California Relocation and Bay Area Professionals in Relocation Management organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California Polytechnic University. E-mail Ms. Rose
Michael Morabito, CRP, GMS, Vice President, Global 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 for Paragon’s subsidiaries, where he now holds responsibility for all sales within North America.
Mr. Morabito holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC® as well as a mortgage license (NMLS # 1301933) in the state of California. Prior to his lengthy work in the relocation industry, Mr. Morabito earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. Morabito also belongs to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the British American Business Council (BABC), Bay Area Mobility Management (BAMM) and Southern California Relocation Council (SCRC) and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Email Mr. Morabito