Trista Engel

CEO

As Paragon’s CEO, Trista focuses on client and attorney development and strategic growth initiatives. Her role fits perfectly with her love of problem solving, building great teams, and helping people achieve success in their careers, and she thrives in the positive, supportive culture that is the key to Paragon’s longtime success. Trista joined Paragon from Calyx Capital Partners, the entrepreneurial investment firm she co-founded with Paragon’s Jessica Markowitz.

Previously, Trista worked in strategy consulting at Bain & Company. She began her career in finance at Credit Suisse and then communications consulting with The Dilenschneider Group. She earned her M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her B.A. in Economics and History from Yale University, where she was a collegiate athlete for the Varsity Women’s Soccer Team.

In addition to her lifelong love for soccer, she also enjoys spending time with her two young sons and husband, exploring the outdoors, hiking, wine tasting, and skiing.

        

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