Who We Are

Experience & Commitment

Setting the Standard Since 1997

Co-founders Craig & Joel Jackman started Paragon IT Professionals in 1997 to change how search firms and clients interacted. With a desire to be more than a vendor, Paragon became a valued partner helping clients hire the right people in the right jobs. The Jackmans built a great company where people could thrive, love their work, and make a meaningful contribution.

Today, Paragon has grown to serve clients and consultants throughout the United States while also leveraging international talent.  With over two decades of experience few companies share the same insights within the marketplace as Paragon.

Understanding the talent shortages and the need for strong IT leaders, Paragon established the IT Leadership Forum in 2010 to nurture the future of the industry. Through the IT Leadership Forum, our clients strengthen their leadership culture — leading to improved attraction, engagement and retention of the best people.

A passion of Paragon's is looking to help resolve the challenge of a constrained IT workforce by investing in students’ education and opportunities. We are proud of our 501c3 scholarship fund that provides scholarship dollars for high school seniors. We believe deeply in creating opportunities for future change agents and leaders.

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Suite 150
Des Moines, IA 50309


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