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Paragon is first class. While working for a CRO, Paragon was selected as the event management company for an Investigators Meeting held in Chicago for approximately 150 medical professionals. From the moment pen was put to paper to discuss logistics, Paragon made us feel part of one team. We were lucky to have Paragon on our side. Our meeting was a success because of Paragon.
Kevin Hinnant, Senior Clinical Project Manager at Quintiles
Paragon’s President Dave Rock and his team at Paragon International provide a professional worry free service. They performed above expectations. I would gladly work with him and his team again, a great experience.
I. Alexander Pawluk, Global Head of Development Oncology QA at Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Paragon’s President Dave Rock and his colleagues at Paragon are consummate professionals. They have organized several successful meetings for my team and were a pleasure to work with. I have complete confidence in Dave and his team.
Peter Brown, Head of Oncology Therapeutic Area
The only way to describe Dave and his team at Paragon is to say they are superheroes! They are dedicated to their service, and will go to extraordinary lengths to get the job done in an expeditious and professional manner. In a world where most of the service-industry is lackluster at best, these guys shine. Their ‘get it done’ philosophy combined with seasoned professionals make them a stand-out. Highly recommend – you will not be disappointed!
Colette Kosik-Gonzalez, Senior Director, Clinical Development at OptiNose
Paragon more than exceeds expectations for event planning! Paragon has planned and executed three very important Investigator Meetings, and every time without fail, the meetings were conducted with the utmost professionalism and most importantly with an added personal touch. Never has it been easier to coordinate a meeting then when using Paragon. As the client and individual responsible for meeting coordination at the corporate level, I don’t have to spend hours preparing or relaying information to the Paragon team. I provide the Paragon team with meeting goals and very high level expectations, when I show up to the meeting every minor detail has been covered. Paragon anticipates each and every step of the meeting flow, plans accordingly, and executes with precision. A very special thanks to Dave Rock and his team for such fabulous, meeting experiences!
Marna Grazer, Project Manager at INC Research:
I utilized Paragon’s services numerous times while I was at Cephalon. He and his team are extremely personable and professional. There is no meeting, large or small, domestic or international, that they cannot handle. Their attention to detail and personal touch is above and beyond that of any meeting planner that I have ever used. I would highly recommend Dave Rock and his team for your next meeting.
Craig Earl, PhD, Vice President, CNS Clinical Development at INC Research
It has been my great pleasure to be a participant in several Investigator’s meetings that were planned and coordinated by Paragon International, Inc. Paragon’s President Dave Rock and his excellent staff work tirelessly from the start of the meeting to the very end, striving to make every detail of the meeting exceed the client’s expectations. He and his staff are very personable and go above and beyond to make sure the meeting is a successful and enjoyable event for all involved. I highly recommend Paragon International, Inc.
Eric Hiltebeitel, Sr. Director, Clinical Data Management at Incyte
The best part about working with Paragon International is that they “get it”. It is understood that if they keep things running smoothly, your guests will not be distracted from your meeting. Paragon’s experience is deep, their registration systems smooth and their attention to detail is without parallel. Paragon’s President Dave Rock is completely dedicated to your business and I have had the pleasure of watching Dave grow his company to the point where that level of dedication is consistent throughout the organization.
Mike Nelson, Clinical Operations Consultant
Having worked with Paragon International for almost a decade should speak for itself. However, recognizing the value of personal recommendations, I am fully endorsing Paragon International as a premier Global Meeting Planning organization. Paragon conducts Advisory Board (steering) Committee Meetings, Investigator Meetings and Company-sponsored Meetings both in the US and Globally. Paragon has successfully conducted meetings under tight timelines and large in scope. Their team understands the value of personalized attention as well as being cost conscience. Paragon International is a group worth hiring.
Tracey Johnson, Clinical / Project Manager
I have worked with Paragon Int. for a number of years. Their customer service approach is the best that I have ever seen in this business. I know when the Paragon team is involved; whatever needs to get done will get done. Whether it is a small advisory board meeting or a large investigator meeting, in a far away place, the Paragon team will insure that you and your meeting attendees have the best experience possible. Paragon has my highest recommendation.
John Messina, Vice President, Clinical Development at OptiNose
I participated in events organized by Paragon International early on in my pharma career, and came to recognize them as a cut above the rest – so much so that once I became the decision maker on such matters, they were my ‘go to’ provider. Paragon’s consistent, flexible and utterly reliable performance is personified by President Dave Rock and each one of his staff, who make every participant feel like the whole event has been organized for their own personal benefit. They made me and my company look good to our customers. I whole-heartedly recommend them, and would only ask someone considering going elsewhere – ‘Why?’
Mark Watling, Senior Partner at TranScrip Partners LLP
I have worked with Paragon and their President Dave Rock for close to 5 years, choosing Dave’s organization as our Preferred Provider for all service work. Paragon is a terrific partner to work with, great integrity and honesty. Paragon’s results are impeccable and always of the highest quality at a very reasonable cost. I, and my organization, will continue to work withParagon in the future for our service needs.
George Sawicki, Vice President, Strategic Alliances - Kellman Pharmaceutical Services (KPS)
Dave Rock, Paragon’s President is a consummate professional who is selective in his undertakings and who delivers great results on time and budget. I have worked with him and his team to plan large, multi-day national and international investigator meetings and they are always delivered professionally and with excellent problem-solving for the odd and unusual things that can occur when over 1000 people are involved. My greatest challenge to him was to transport patients for a Jet Lag study that required an identifiable chain of custody across international borders. He delivered an incredibly complex task with grace and good humor and our subjects raved about their experience. Dave is also a good judge of character and hires loyal, skilled, customer service oriented personnel to deliver his various undertakings. He is also sensitive and knowledgeable about the industry’s needs and restrictions.
Robin Wells, Global Clinical Project Manager at Nuron Biotech Inc
I have attended a number of meetings and events planned and executed by Paragon. My experiences with them have been excellent. I have found them to go well beyond expectations at events to make sure attendees and sponsors have the best possible experience and outcome. Paragon’s colleagues and support staff provide the same excellent level of service.
Russell Rosenberg, CEO at NeuroTrials Research, Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine
As the Product Manager for the DoD Influenza program, I needed multi-day training events arranged and operated at a number of sites around the world. Paragon International provided event production and coordination for almost a thousand people. Paragon International coordinated the logistics for Clinical Investigator Meetings; 3 international (Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sidney, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa) and 1 national (Dallas, Texas). Each of these Investigator Meetings had attendance of over 100 people and in the international meetings this involved the coordination of travel for the attendees from different countries. From the pre-meeting activities of venue selection, the coordination of travel and lodging arrangements, to the on-site services at the meetings and post-meeting follow-ups, the staff at Paragon has provided excellent service with attention to details. I highly recommend Paragon International.
LTC Eric G. Midboe, Joint Product Manager, BioDefense Therapeutics (JPdM-BDTX)