Meet the Team


Prior to founding Paradigm Group in 2003, Gene served as VP of Information Services 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 and is currently VP of Membership for the SIM (Society of Information Management) Group, Houston chapter. He is jokingly referred to as the “King of networking” by those that know him well!

Gene is originally from the Buffalo, NY area but is a Texan at heart, having moved here 25+ years ago. Outside of Paradigm, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and kids, and especially his grandson (another grandbaby on the way)! 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 on him. Just know that he may also be listening to or streaming whatever football, baseball, basketball or other sporting event is happening at the same time!

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Jessica started her career as a Recruiting Assistant for Universal Computer Systems while attending Texas A&M University in 2003. Upon graduating in December 2005 with a degree in Psychology and minor in Business, Gene brought Jessica on board as his first recruiter in January 2006. In 2013, she moved in to a Recruiting Manager role where she is responsible for much of the client engagement, new job intake meetings, and leading the PGI recruitment team. Her recruitment technique is very detailed and her motto is “patience and persistence!”

A Katy, TX native, Jessica was glad to return to her home town after graduation. Outside of work, she keeps busy with her 2 young children and husband. The whole family can often be found outdoors playing – usually at a local park or zoo! Jessica enjoys photography, binge-watching TV shows, and is a self-professed “geek at heart!” She also enjoys cooking and baking and has inadvertently become a collector of digital cookbooks.

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Pawn has been in the relationship business for over twenty-three 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, 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 exceling in each role. “Success boils down to building lasting and mutually-beneficial relationships!”

She is proud of her professional network in Houston because she has worked with exceptional business leaders who are genuine and business-minded while maintaining their integrity of doing the right thing.  Her six-year involvement with the I.T. community through her business development role in Houston and as a four-year active SIM board member, has helped her understand the Houston I.T. business climate and work alongside many of Houston’s top I.T. leaders.

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. Skilled in Database, Full Cycle Technical Recruiting, Account Management, Applicant Tracking Systems, and Leadership. Strong human resources professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. 

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