Media Alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. February 21, 2006 - Paragon Strategies has hired Leslie Ellis as Vice President of Sales. Ms. Ellis will handle strategic account planning as well as driving new business opportunities.

Leslie brings a rich background including over 20 years of sales experience in the advertising and marketing arena working with companies in the software, telecommunications, finance, consumer products and hotel industries. Previously she worked for Ha*Lo as well as Weaver Publications which supplies the San Francisco Convention and Visitor Bureau marketing and promotions guides. Her list of accounts included both Fortune 500 and middle tier clients. She has also won numerous sales awards for her work. She earned an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University with an emphasis in marketing and a B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University.

“We are delighted to have Leslie join our sales team and look forward to her expertise, enthusiasm and fearless selling ability to helps us catapult the company to next level” said Jerry Ervin, Principal of Paragon Strategies.

About Paragon Strategies

Paragon Strategies is a full-service sales, management and communications training firm and strategic meeting facilitation company specializing in peak performance of mid-size creative companies. The firm builds training and facilitation programs to effect attitudinal or behavioral changes, allowing for each individual to implement new knowledge to maximize their learning for impact and effectiveness. For more information, visit www.paragonstrategies.com or call 415-341-1187.

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EDITORIAL CONTACTS:
Paragon Strategies
Michael Cooper
415-341-1187
coop@paragonstrategies.com