Jessica Markowitz

PRESIDENT & COO

At Paragon, Jessica is focused on recruiting, finance and operations, and human resources. A passionate leader who finds satisfaction connecting with people and collaborating to build successful solutions, Jessica values Paragon’s culture of integrity, as well as its commitment to helping legal professionals grow their careers in a way that allows for greater flexibility. Prior to her role at Paragon, she and Paragon’s Trista Engel co-founded the entrepreneurial investment firm Calyx Capital Partners.

Jessica began her career as an Analyst at Lehman Brothers and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Jessica later focused on turnaround and restructuring consulting with distressed companies while at Alvarez and Marsal and The Keystone Group. Jessica earned her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and her M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, concentrating in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship.

When she’s not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her three nephews and her dog, Sato, as well as playing tennis, hiking, and traveling. Before coming to San Francisco, she honed her comedic skills performing Stand Up and Improv in New York and Chicago.

        

Meet Our Team

Anna Armstrong

SR. DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

Leigh Barber

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Candice Boyd

Candice Boyd

ATTORNEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Jennifer Chou-Green

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Ann-Margaret Dudley

SENIOR RECRUITER

Trista Engel

CEO

Melissa Griffiths

VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Gwendolyn Guerra

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Tom Jameson

HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

Megan Kelly

DIRECTOR OF ATTORNEY DEVELOPMENT

Daphne Manilla

Daphne Manilla

RECRUITER

Jessica Markowitz

PRESIDENT & COO

Easton McFerren

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Shannon Murphy

VP OF RECRUITING

Darlene Newland

BILLING AND OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR

Tracy Scanlan

VP OF CLIENT DEVELOPMENT & LEGAL AFFAIRS

Mike Witcoskie

TALENT SOURCING SPECIALIST

Chris Yerian

SENIOR TALENT SOURCING SPECIALIST