John co-founded Paragon in 2012 and is responsible for executing the investment strategy of the Paragon Australian Long Short Fund. John has 16 years of experience in financial markets including the last 8 years at Paragon. Prior to establishing Paragon, John worked at a global resources absolute return fund for 4 years and was solely dedicated to the Australian long/short component of the fund, which generated exceptional returns during his tenure. Prior to that, John had 4 years on the sell-side, including heading Industrials research. Before entering the finance industry, John had 8 years as a Senior Engineer within leading global organisations including Jacobs Engineering and AMEC. John holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons) with first-class honours in Applied Mathematics from the University of Melbourne, and has completed CFA Level 1.