Our highly experienced Group management team brings together knowledge and expertise from diverse sectors.
Clem Garvey, CEO
Clem spent a number of years in Corporate Finance in the City of London before joining Gestetner, an office equipment OEM and became Chief Operating Officer of Gestetner France in 1996. Following the acquisition of Gestetner by Ricoh, he spearheaded the growth of the Japanese group in France for the following fourteen years.
Clem was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Ricoh Group in France when he left it to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Neopost group, one of France’s top 120 listed companies. He was at the forefront of Neopost’s transformation into a provider of digital communication solutions for seven years, creating the Neopost-Esker joint-venture.
In early 2016, Clem joined the board of Escher Group Holdings plc, world leader in software supplied to the postal and logistics worlds. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Clem led the sale of the company (in a « public to private » transaction) to a PE group in April 2018.
Dominique Durant des Aulnois, Secretary general in charge of human resources
Sebastien Chavigny, Chief Financial Officer
After graduating with a Masters in Management Sciences from EM-Lyon in 2001, Sébastien began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen. After eight years within the Andersen / Ernst & Young network carrying out audit and financial advisory assignments in restructuring and business acquisitions, Sébastien joined the French oil services company Geoservices as Group Treasurer. After the latter's acquisition by the Schlumberger group in 2010, he held various positions as Chief Financial Officer internationally, in particular in the Latin America region where he spent three years in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
In 2015, he joined the Neopost group, which has been renamed Quadient in 2019, as Group Financial Control Director. He joined Paragon ID in November 2020.
Konstantinos Lagios, Chief Commercial Officer
Konstantinos joined Paragon ID in September 2018, following a successful career in the Customer Communications and Secure Transactions Industry. After starting his business endeavour in 1997 by setting up a startup company in the stockbrokerage area, he moved to the Industry in 2001 as Investor Relations at the Athens listed LYKOS Group. He held different positions within LYKOS, namely Marketing Director, Financial Services Business Unit Manager, Commercial Director until 2011 when he was appointed General Manager of the Greek legal entity with a revenue of €35mio. Later he was named CEO of the Information Management Division of LYKOS Group, being responsible of the P&L and Strategy for €65mio with main operations in Greece and Romania. In 2014 Konstantinos was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of AUSTRIACARD AG, based in Austria overviewing sales of €125mio, before joining Paragon Group, as Chief Commercial Officer.
Konstantinos holds a Business Administration and Marketing degree from the Athens University of Economics and an MBA from Strathclyde Business School.
François Gauthier, General Manager EMEA
François Gauthier joined Paragon Identification in September 2012. Previously, François worked as Business Unit & Operations Director for Daher, Vallourec and Lafarge. He has a strong experience in change management, management of profit centers and industrial organisations. François is now General Manager Paragon ID EMEA.
François is graduated from ICAM General Engineering School (Fr), and holds an Executive MBA in General Management from ESCP Europe.
Andrew Spooner, Finance Director & Acting General Manager, UK
Thierry Burgess, General Manager US
Thierry Burgess is currently CEO at Paragon ID US (formerly ASK InTag). Prior to joining ASK, he held various positions at Oberthur Technologies and HP/Verifone. He is a veteran of the smart card industry, having started his career as an engineer at Schlumberger, Smart Cards Division in 1987.
Graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure Cachan (Fr), he has a Degree in Applied Physics and a MS in Electrical Engineering (Universite Paris Sud / Orsay).
Bertrand Brault, Director of Marketing Business Development
Bertrand joined Paragon Identification in 2005 to lead the challenge of migrating magnetic technology to contactless solutions. Bertrand is Sales and Marketing Manager for Paragon ID working with teams in France, UK, UK and USA, he has since developed his knowledge of public transport markets in France and abroad and has overseen a number of strategic projects such as:
- Webhelp - Docapost partnership for SNCF projects.
- Starting a ticketing project in Marseille with electrical and graphic personalization of 400,000 Calypso cards
- Start-up in July 2012 of a contactless ticket production site in Bucharest.