Paragon Bank Appoints New Vice President of Consumer Banking, Expands with Credit Analyst, Financial Services Associate

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July 16, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 16, 2019 – Paragon Bank (OTCBB: PGNN.OB) today announced the appointment of Vanessa Taylor as Vice President of Consumer Banking, Thomas Carlisle as Credit Analyst and Lauren Gibson as Financial Services Associate. Taylor reports to Carol McConkey, Senior Vice President and Senior Consumer Banking Officer; Carlisle reports to Mike Edwards, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Gibson reports to Chuck Crabtree, Assistant Vice President.

“We are excited to bring Vanessa, Thomas and Lauren on board, as their combined experience and dedication to customer service are welcome additions to our growing team,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “We look forward to their continued success serving the financial needs of the Mid-South community.”

As Vice President of Consumer Banking, Taylor is responsible for managing the mortgage experience for customers who purchase and refinance with Paragon Bank. This includes ongoing communication and processing duties. Taylor is also a Certified Financial Planner. She most recently worked as a private banking relationship manager for high net worth individuals. Taylor received a Bachelor of Business Administration in sales and marketing from the University of Memphis.

Serving as Credit Analyst, Carlisle works with the bank’s commercial relationship managers to identify and assist customers with loan and other banking solutions. Previously, Carlisle worked as a private client relationship manager and legislative assistant. He holds FINRA (Series 7 and 63) and NIPR (Life and Health Insurance) licenses. Carlisle received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.  

As a Financial Services Associate, Gibson delivers trusted financial advice and a high level of customer value by matching Paragon Bank products and services to customer needs and goals. As an FSA, she proactively monitors ongoing customer needs and market trends. Prior to joining Paragon Bank, she worked at a local retail establishment and is an active member of the community. 

“I was impressed with the hands-on, personal touch that Paragon provides, as well as the technology at our disposal to deliver the best service to our customers,” said Taylor. “There’s also a team atmosphere here, and I am thrilled to be part of it.”

About Paragon Bank
Since its founding in 2005, Paragon Bank has maintained a solid focus on the community and customer service. For nearly 15 years, Paragon has delivered innovative products and financial expertise, convenience, and a deep understanding of what both businesses and individuals need from a bank, in order to provide solutions that make a difference. In the areas of business or personal banking, lending options or wealth management, Paragon delivers cutting edge technology, an experienced team and the most service-oriented staff of any community bank.
For more information about Paragon Bank, please call (901) 273-2900 or visit us online at

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