Management Team

Our highly experienced Group management team brings together knowledge and expertise from diverse sectors.  

Paragon ID's management team



Clem Garvey

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

Dominique Durant des Aulnois, Secretary general in charge of human resources

Dominique Durant joined the Paragon Group in 1997, he is a shareholder and since 2010 he is the General Manager of the Identification Division. A highly experienced manager, he has established Paragon Identification as one of the market leaders in access control for urban transportation through the development of services and RFID technology. He played a key role in the successful integration of the Identification Division inside the Group. Prior to that, Dominique had managed Paragon Identification SAS, set up in 2000 as a spin-off of Paragon France, and had successfully grown up in the French and international markets.
He started his career with the Dutch Océ Group (1984-1997), now integrated into the Canon Group in which he held positions in sales and operations, both in France and in the United Kingdom. He was specialized in large format drawing machines for the CAD-CAM market. Dominique is a graduate of the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, Switzerland.


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.

Andy Spooner

Andrew Spooner, Finance Director & Acting General Manager, UK

Andrew joined Paragon ID in May 2018 with over 30 years of experience in senior financial and operational leadership roles.
He began his career with the Whitbread Group where he held several senior finance roles, moving onto Rolls-Royce where he transitioned into operational leadership in both Aerospace and Marine. Subsequently he worked in strategic operational roles in the energy sector for Intelligent Energy and General Electric. 
Andrew is a qualified accountant (CGMA) and holds an MBA from the Open University.

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).



Paul McEnaney, European Operations Executive, PARAGON ID

Paul is responsible for the management of the operations across Paragon ID's 7 manufacturing sites, ensuring best practice and efficiency is implemented throughout. Paul previously held positions in Suretank Group and Clondalkin Group working on developing lean manufacturing programs, restructuring business operations, improving efficiency and cost management across manufacturing sites.   

Paul has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Waterford Institute of Technology. 


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.