Leadership

We strive to deliver excellent service, quality workmanship, and job completion upon request. Paramount’s reputation is built on integrity, values and hardwork.

Ed Donahue

Executive Vice President, Operations

Ed has over 30 years of diverse construction experience in the multi-housing industry and was the first employee hired by Paramount when the company was founded in 1998. Ed is responsible for every aspect of the daily operation of projects under his supervision including project management, field operations, estimating, and business development. He plays a key role in coordinating the activities of the project teams, subcontractors and our customers to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget, and with a high level of quality.

Ed’s knowledge and experience in the industry were gained primarily through hands-on field experience. He holds a Maryland State Association NIULPE engineers license as well as an HVAC industry certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Ed has successfully managed and completed residential, commercial, government, industrial, and commercial renovations; historical restorations; and hospital healthcare facility projects.

Christian Gagliardi​

Executive Vice President, Operations

Christian has worked in multi-housing renovations for nearly 20 years and was the second employee hired by Paramount in 1998. As the Executive VP of Operations, Christian has successfully led teams responsible for renovating tens of thousands of apartments at hundreds of properties. His experience ranges from high volume, fast two days turns of hundreds of units per month to complex repositioning projects in downtown high-rise apartment buildings. He is personally involved in most of his renovations from the initial project walk to project start-up and the turn-over of completed units.

Christian oversees multiple projects throughout the East Coast. His dedication and hard work are reflected in the loyalty shown by Paramount’s customers – many of which have been using Paramount’s services for ten years or more.

Christian is tri-lingual and speaks fluent Spanish and Italian. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from George Mason University.

Johnny Guin​

Director of Operations, Southeast​

Johnny oversees Paramount’s construction operations in the Southeastern U.S., and most recently was responsible for renovating over 140 units per month during the summer of 2016. Johnny’s strong service orientation and attention to detail have allowed him to deliver thousands of units to satisfied customers since he joined Paramount.

Johnny has done virtually every job possible related to the renovation and maintenance of multi-housing properties. He joined Paramount in 2006 and worked his way up from project management to running Paramount’s Raleigh warehouse, and then to running the region. Prior to joining Paramount, Johnny worked as an Aimco service director and as the lead carpenter for a regional construction contractor.

Johnny holds various technical and construction certifications, and has been involved in virtually every aspect of multi-housing construction and maintenance.

Irackli (Rock) Khomasuridze​

Director of Operations, Mid-Atlantic​

Rock is Paramount’s Vice President of Operations responsible for Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. He joined Paramount in 2003, and has held leadership positions with Paramount in Northern California, Chicago and the Mid-Atlantic.

Rock runs Paramount’s largest region, and most recently managed the renovation of nearly 200 units per month over the summer of 2016. His knowledge, attention to detail and service orientation have allowed him to deliver excellent service across a broad range of projects and customers.

In addition to English, Rock speaks Georgian and Russian.

Dan Andrade​

Director of Operations, West Coast

Dan is Paramount’s Vice President of Operations for California. He is responsible for the Company’s Northern California operations based out of our Hayward, CA warehouse, and our Southern California operations based out of our Paramount, CA warehouse.

Dan’s Paramount career started in 2001 where he worked as a crew leader directly responsible for renovating apartments. He subsequently held positions as a Project Manager, Director, and Area Director. Dan has worked in Paramount’s operations all over the country, including work in North Carolina, Virginia, Oregon, and throughout California. He has supervised virtually every type of Paramount renovation project for a long list of apartment owners and managers.

In addition to English, Dan speaks fluent Spanish.

Chad Morrison​

Director of Estimating

Chad oversees all of Paramount’s estimates and proposals. Chad works closely with Paramount’s current and prospective customers to ensure that our project scopes, product specifications and pricing accurately reflect our customers’ requirements. He also leads Paramount’s value engineering efforts to develop project economics that produce the ROIs required by our customers.

Chad joined Paramount in 2003 and has truly learned every aspect of the business from the ground up. Chad’s first job at Paramount was fabricating laminate counter-tops in one of our top shops. He subsequently held positions as a project manager, director and area director, and continually took on jobs of increasing size and complexity. His project experience includes kitchen and bath renovations, property repositioning projects, and complex washer/dryer installations in downtown high-rises.

Tom Green

Director of Purchasing and Warehouse Operations

Tom oversees Paramount’s Contracting and Purchasing functions and is responsible for Paramount’s warehouse operations. He negotiates Paramount’s contracts and pricing with major vendors; oversees daily purchasing activity to ensure that construction materials have been ordered and staged; provides pricing for construction material in support of our bidding process; and oversees Paramount’s fleet operations and logistics.

Tom joined Paramount in 2001 as a Warehouse Manager and has over 20 years of residential and multi-housing purchasing experience. He has extensive experience in value engineering, allowing Paramount to provide cost-effective solutions while maintaining the design integrity of our work. Tom is the point person for managing our vendor relationships, which are critical to ensuring the product availability and competitive pricing that our customers require.

In addition to English, Tom speaks fluent Spanish.

John Gaston​

Vice President

John joined Paramount in July 2016 to help the company manage its rapid growth and to provide technical support for our growing general contracting business. John has significant expertise in all aspects of construction administration including contract management, project scheduling, permit processing, and conflict resolution. In addition, he is experienced in responding to request for information (RFI’s), reviewing submittal packages, managing construction documents, processing pay applications, and dealing with scope changes.

John has over 18 years of construction industry experience. Prior to Paramount, John served as Civil Engineering Director for a civil engineering company supervising multidisciplinary teams for various projects including apartments, condominiums, residential subdivisions, office campuses, mixed-use developments and retail shopping centers. He has a proven record of success in meeting client expectations through diligence, hard work, attention to details, and his emphasis on client service.

John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Systems Engineering from George Mason University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and a Designated Plans Examiner for Fairfax County and Loudoun County. He is a member of The Engineering and Surveyors Institute, the National Association of International Office Properties, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Nathalie Owens

Director of Human Resources

Nathalie Owens acts as the Director of Human Resource/Payroll Administrator at Paramount bringing more than 20+yrs of diverse payroll experience to the team.  Her areas of subject matter expertise include employee relations, HR compliance, benefits administration, performance management, policy and procedure reviews. She is dedicated to creating a robust corporate culture that promotes continuous business growth and cultivate customer loyalty by empowering employees to realize their full potential and bring their best to the job.  Her passion is driven by creating an engaging and collaborative workforce.

Ivano Gagliardi

Director of Del Mar VA

Ivano Gagliardi is Paramount’s Director of Operations for our Del Mar VA region. Ivano joined Paramount in 2018 with more than 30+yrs in the construction industry. Ivano has vast knowledge and significant experience background in Residential, Commercial, and Multi-Family construction ranging from ground up to Interior Renovations. Ivano is personally involved in every renovation from the initial meeting, designing communication, estimating to the final completion of the each project. He also manages subcontractor relationships in the region and provides day-to-day communication with the project team to ensure jobs are delivered on schedule and within budget.

Ivano earned his degree from New York Tech in Construction Management & Architecture. In addition to English, Ivano speaks Spanish and Italian. 

Zola Bazarragchaa

Accounts Payable

Zola Bazarragchaa joined Paramount in 2018 as our Accounts Payable Specialist. Zola has extensive knowledge and experience with handling and documenting financial transactions according to policies and preferred procedures bringing forth excellent customer service skills and strong organizational skills. Zola earned her BA degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University, MN.

Rhonda Maynard

Director of Accounting and Finance

Rhonda Maynard joined Paramount in 2019 as the Director of Accounting & Finance. Before joining Paramount, she has worked in the Construction Industry in various roles from AR to Finance Manager to Director of Accounting & Finance bringing more than 25+yrs of experience to the team. Rhonda has also served in the military and is a Retired United States Air Force Veteran. As a key member of Paramount, she is highly regarded for leadership and specialized excellence in all areas of Finance. Rhonda is responsible for all financial activities and she’s always looking for ways to improve workflow processes, increasing efficiency and stays current with new and upcoming software. She holds a BA in Business Management, AA in Information Resource Management, QuickBooks Certified and Pro Advisor and is also a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional.