Paragon Funds Management


Paragon Team

John Deniz - CIO

John has 20 years of relevant industry specific experience, including 12 years in financial markets, most recently with Eye Management. Prior to entering the finance industry, John held senior positions as an Engineer within leading global organisations for over 8 years, including Jacobs Engineering and AMEC, where John designed and project managed various large-scale, greenfield capital projects across Asia Pacific and the EU.

Prior to establishing Paragon, John spent 4 years at Eye Management, a global resources absolute return fund. John was a key member of the Investment Management team, focusing on Australian Long-Short Equities.

John holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons), with first class honours in Applied Mathematics from the University of Melbourne. John has also completed CFA Level 1.

Hillier Deniz - CEO

Hillier is responsible for overseeing and/or execution of all matters pertaining to finance, operations and compliance (including governance) and is also a director of the company.

Hillier has 20+ years' accounting and finance experience. Hillier developed strong financial fundamentals early in her career with her chartered experience (Deloitte, McDonald Carter), before moving into Industry, culminating into senior finance roles in industrial and manufacturing organisations including Simply Energy, Atlas Steels and McCormick Foods.

Hillier is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.