Paragon hires Top Talent for their expanding Financial Services and Commerce divisions

Robin Craig Director at Paragon Executive is delighted to announce the arrival of two experienced recruiters to join their Financial Services and Industry / Commerce divisions. 

John Ennis

A leading recruitment expert who has held senior management positions with top recruitment firms in Ireland, John Ennis now joins Paragon Executive Intelligence as Principal Consultant to lead the Finance & Risk division within Financial Services.

With 12+ years’ experience recruiting for senior level positions with leading international banks, global insurers, top Irish firms and hyper growth startups. John is extremely well positioned to advise clients and candidates on how best to navigate the constantly evolving recruitment market. 

John has an unrivalled network of relationships both at home and abroad which he has built up over his career to date and he looks forward to further developing these with Paragon Executive, an Irish firm with true global reach.

With a degree in English & Philosophy from UCD and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism, John has honed his communication skills by asking better questions from the outset and listening to his clients in order to be able to identify the most suitable people on the market.

When John is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and with 2 young kids he is no longer fazed by any “tough” recruitment assignment. In his increasingly limited down time he can be found watching and analysing how the Leinster rugby team can keep improving.

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Melissa Lam

Melissa has joined Paragon Executive as a Recruitment Consultant specialising in the recruitment of finance, audit and accounting professionals across industry and practice.

After graduating with a Master's Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from University College Dublin, she decided to pursue a career in recruitment over previous plans for a career in the courts. Prior to joining Paragon, Melissa worked at another leading recruitment company where she recruited finance professionals for roles across both the financial services, industry and commerce sectors. 

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys cooking, binge-watching TV shows and travelling to different countries to relax and unwind. Secretly working towards an appearance on next series of Master Chef!

 Email: or phone: +353 1 874 6770