Meet the Team


Prior to founding Paradigm Group in 2003, Gene served as Chief Information Officer for Texas Micro Systems and Sr. Director of Technical Services for Sysco Foods. He formed PGI with the goal of servicing clients in the manner that was beneficial to him, when he was an IT executive. Gene is actively involved in the Houston IT community including SIM (Society of Information Management) Group, Houston  Chapter and a National Organization, and is on the Advisory committee for Genesys works, U of H, HCU University and Medical Bridges. Gene also enjoys mentoring with several student organizations. He is active in his church as Deputy Grand Knight and has co-chaired a Charity Golf tournament for the past 11 years.

Gene is originally from the Buffalo, NY area but is a Texan at heart, having moved here 46+ years ago. Outside of Paradigm, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and family, including his 4 grandchildren! He loves all sports but golf is his favorite by far! You’ll frequently find Gene on the course working on his swing, and if there’s a golf networking event, you can count him in! He also has been known to play Bass in a blue grass band.

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Jessica started her career in 2003 as a Recruiting Assistant for Reynolds & Reynolds (formerly Universal Computer Systems) while attending Texas A&M University. Upon graduating in December 2005 with a degree in Psychology and minor in Business, Jessica joined Gene at Paradigm Group as his first recruiter.

In 2013, Jessica moved in to a Leadership role and is currently responsible for directing recruiting operations, including managing client relationships, training & development of the recruiting team, and developing innovative strategies for attracting and engaging with highly sought-after technical talent. She is also responsible for customer engagement, lead generation, marketing, as well as creating and sharing valuable content with our network.

Outside of work, she can often be found driving her kids around to their various activities! Her son (10 years old) plays baseball and football, and her daughter (13 years old) plays club volleyball, school basketball, and is a talented viola player in Honors Orchestra. Jessica and her husband, a defense attorney, truly enjoy watching their kids do what they love!

When she has downtime, she also enjoys anything that gives her an excuse to use her power tools (especially her miter saw)! She’s learning more about woodworking and loves DIY projects. Don’t be surprised if you see her at the hardware store (covered in sawdust and paint) on the weekends!

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Pawn has been in the relationship business for nearly 30 years and she truly enjoys it. The experience of working with people varies from person-to-person, which adds to the enjoyment and complexity of each relationship. She enjoys the challenge of helping people get what they need and want, while managing expectations.

Prior to joining the Paradigm Group team in 2018, she worked in sales, selling products and services, representing different industries. She has developed business in very different sectors in both for-profit and non-profit companies and enjoys the challenge of excelling in each role. “Success boils down to building lasting and mutually-beneficial relationships!”

She has a large I.T. network in Houston and although she lives in metro Los Angeles, she maintains her relationships by being an active member of S.I.M. Houston and networking in her day-to-day work as a technical recruiter. 

Pawn embraces the opportunity to match companies with the right professionals and vice-versa to create mutually-beneficial partnerships that develop powerful synergies! You can count on Pawn to help ease the job search process for clients and candidates.

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Jonathan first joined Paradigm Group in 2010. He is an experienced Information Technology Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Jonathan typically takes the lead on roles related to Enterprise Architecture, Data Science, developers, and ERP technical and functional resources. With a Degree in Finance, he also has a particularly strong aptitude for roles related to financial systems.

Jonathan is also passionate about health and fitness. He spends time outdoors as much as possible: hiking, camping, skydiving – he loves it all!

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