About Us

For over 20 years Paragon Application Systems has provided software testing solutions to the world’s leading financial services brands. Today, we are the leading independent global provider of simulation, configuration, and testing solutions. Our customers drive more than 100,000 ATMs, and connect to over 100 interchanges processing thousands of transactions per second.


Satisfaction is the Common Denominator of our Varied Client Base

Specializing in productivity-empowering software tools for the financial industry since 1994, Paragon has customer sites ranging from some of the world's largest bank holding corporations to very small credit unions, as well as payment processors and retailers. The common thread? All are benefiting from the time and cost savings generated by Paragon's products. Here are a few of our customers:

Our Mission

The Markets We Serve.

We have had the privilege of delivering solutions to the top 6 global card brands, the top 50 merchant acquirers, the top 10 payment processors, the top 50 retailers and the top 300 banks in the world. Their brands depend on our testing solutions to maintain their advantage. We remember that every day.

The Values We Hold.

Talking about values matters little. Living them matters more. These values form the basis of the protocol we follow daily: do the right thing (especially if it's hard), respect the whole individual, own the mission until complete, ask why, adapt quickly and think differently.

The Focus We Have.

We focus on finding ways to make our customers feel confident about the condition of their networks and systems. To ensure that our customers feel confident, we must deliver solutions that fit the needs they have in their operations today and tomorrow. We think of their reputations as our reputation because, in the end, that's how it works.

Paragon Leadership

Our Senior Management Team

Jim Perry
Jim Perry

With over 25 years of global experience in the electronic payments industry, Jim has successfully built the Paragon sales organization worldwide.

Mark Medlin
Mark Medlin
CTO and Co-Founder

Mark has been instrumental in the design and development of Paragon's product suite and in implementing Agile software development.

Bob Collins
Bob Collins
President and Co-Founder

Bob is responsible for ensuring successful deployment of Paragon solutions and continued customer satisfaction.

Cathy Gardner
Cathy Gardner
Vice President, Core Technologies

With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Cathy has been instrumental in optimizing Paragon's Professional Services offerings.

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