We built the MGA we would want to work with.

Paragon Insurance Holdings' leadership knows the insurance business.

We've launched MGA and carrier operations, raised capital, acquired and sold companies ... and we know the challenges retail agents, MGAs and carriers face.

That's why we set out to build a new kind of MGA on our own terms – the kind we would want as our business partner.

Contact us to see if we're the right partner to take your capabilities to the next level.

Our Leadership

Ron Ganiats - Managing Partner

Office: 860.266.1459 
Email: rganiats@paragoninsgroup.com

Industry Credibility:

  • Managing Partner of Paragon and founder of AIX
  • More than 20 years of specialty program experience in various underwriting, business development and executive management roles

Ron Mairano – Managing Partner

Office: 860.266.1461 
Email: rmairano@paragoninsgroup.com

Industry Credibility:

  • Managing Partner of Paragon and founder of AIX and Artis 
  • Over 25 years of industry experience with executive management roles in underwriting, business development, operations and reinsurance

Enrico Ferrante – Chief Operating Officer

Office: 860.266.1462 
Email: eferrante@paragoninsgroup.com

Industry Credibility:

  • Most recently SVP of Operations and part of the senior management team at SPARTA Insurance Company
  • Various operational roles at prior companies including Alea and AIG

Justin Faust - Chief Financial Officer

Office: 860.222.9860 
Email: jfaust@paragoninsgroup.com

 Industry Credibility:

  • Most recently SVP, CFO & CCO of Dowling Capital Partners, an insurance industry-focused private equity firm
  • Nearly 20 years of experience as an insurance industry investor and investment banker with firms including Northaven, Guy Carpenter and Hales & Company

Hilbert "Van" Schenck II – President

Office: 860.266.1470
Email: hschenck@paragoninsgroup.com

Industry Credibility:

  • Over 25+ years experience in specialty program and reinsurance business.
  • President positions at both Alteris Insurance Services, an Argo Group owned Managing General Agency, and Massamont Insurance Agency and Trident Insurance Services.

Erik Kriens – SVP Business Development

Office: 860.629.0849 
Email: ekriens@paragoninsgroup.com

Industry Credibility:

  • Most recently Regional Vice President of Business Development for Aix Insurance Group.
  • Various business development, MGA/Carrier marketing, reinsurance broking, and retail P&C broking experience.

Contact us today to learn how partnering with Paragon can make you more productive and successful.