We have built our business by helping leading edge talent find the positions that best fit their professional objectives, and by providing companies across the country with the expertise their objectives require.

What we do…and how we do it

Paragon Search Group is a privately owned American recruiting firm specializing in permanent positions in Biotech (Process Development, CMC/Reg Affairs, Manufacturing, Project Management, and Quality) and Banking (Compliance, Risk, Credit, Audit, Marketing, Treasury) for companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 50.

Our reputation rests upon our ability to provide the world’s most quickly evolving scientific field with the people who keep it moving forward. We have forged solid relationships within the biotech industry’s most productive practioners by delivering the human capital they require, and by placing those rare, highly qualified individuals into positions that allow them to flourish.

We are also excited to find the same success in banking and finance.

Meet our team


Justin founded Paragon Search Group back in 2004 and has personally recruited and placed over 200 Biotech professionals in his career. He now manages a team of Biotech Recruiters who specialize in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Banking and Finance, Mining and Engineering

Sr. Director: Recruiting (Mining Division)

Jim joined Paragon Search Group in 2017 after a career as a team-builder and top producer for a national executive search firm out of Chicago. Jim is a natural leader that has built new divisions from the ground up. He will focus on technical, scientific, engineering, and management positions while also training our junior recruiters.

Sr Director: Recruiting (Biotech Division)

Eddie was one of the first employees at Paragon Search Group and has returned after two years working for Celere Talent (a sister company to Paragon Search Group). Eddie specializes in Process Development, CMC/Reg Affairs, Manufacturing, Project Management, and Quality.

Blaine Butcher
Sr. Director:  Recruiting (Banking and Finance Division)

Blaine has over 19 years in the banking industry with 5 years specifically focused on recruiting.  He joined the Team at Paragon Search Group in 2016 to head up their efforts within the banking sector.  Blaine focuses on Commercial Banking, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency but has a passion for all areas in finance and banking.

Hannah Adams

Recruiter: Recruiting (Pharma Division)

Hannah started at Paragon Search group in 2017 after managing processing departments. Hannah specializes in Marketing, Project/Program Management, Process Development, Manufacturing, QC, and CMC/Reg Affairs.

As a Biotech/Pharma recruiter, I love getting to talk to brilliant minds all day. I enjoy the challenge of convincing top prospects with multiple offers to join our clients.

Director, Finance and Operations

Scott Guenther
IT Director

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