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

Mr. Donahue is the Executive Vice President and was also the first employee hired when the company was founded in 1998. He has over 30+ years of diverse construction experience in the Multi-Housing industry. Mr. Donahue has extensive expertise in preconstruction, site supervision and project management as well as property maintenance and facilities operations. 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.

Mr. Donahue 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).

Christian Gagliardi​

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. Gagliardi is the Executive Vice President with 20+ years of experience in the Multi-Housing industry. Mr. Gagliardi was the second employee hired by Paramount in 1998. As the Executive VP of Operations, Mr. Gagliardi has successfully led teams responsible for renovating tens of thousands of apartments for some of the top apartment owners in the industry. His experience ranges from high volume, fast two day 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. His dedication and hard work are reflected in the loyalty shown by Paramount’s customers.

Mr. Gagliardi 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 is the Director of Operations at Paramount’s Southeastern regional division. He has an extensive background in residential and Multi-Housing construction and renovation. He joined Paramount in 2006 and worked his way up from project management to running Paramount’s Raleigh N.C. facility to running the region. Johnny’s strong service orientation and attention to detail have allowed him to deliver thousands of units to satisfied customers since he joined Paramount.

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.

Irakli (Rock) Khomasuridze​

Director of Operations, Mid-Atlantic​

Rock is the Director of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic region overseeing Multi-Housing unit renovations. Rock joined Paramount in 2003 holding leadership positions with Paramount in Northern California, Chicago and the Mid-Atlantic.

Rock runs Paramount’s largest region and has managed the renovation of nearly 200+ units per month. His knowledge, attention to detail and service orientation have allowed him to deliver excellent service across a broad range of projects and customers. He brings a methodical and disciplined approach to all of his projects.

In addition to English, Rock speaks Georgian and Russian.

Dan Andrade​

Director of Operations, West Coast

Dan is the Director of Operations for Paramount’s California region. He is responsible for the Company’s West Coast operations based out of our Hayward, CA facility. Dan oversees projects from start to finish, with responsibilities including labor management, subcontractor coordination, material supply and point of contact for all clients.

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’s renovation projects for a long list of apartment owners and managers.

In addition to English, Dan speaks fluent Spanish.

Chad Morrison​

Director of Estimating

Chad is the Director of Estimating who oversees all of Paramount’s estimates, proposals and contracts. Mr. Morrison joined Paramount in 2003 and has 20+yrs of extensive Multi-Housing/Construction experience from holding positions as a project manager, Director and Area Director.

Mr. Morrison has experience in construction cost management and forecasting and he 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.

Tom Green

Director of Purchasing and Warehouse Operations

Tom oversees Paramount’s 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 now runs all of Paramount’s locations nationwide. Mr. Green has over 20+ years of residential and multi-housing purchasing experience has extensive knowledge 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 25+ 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 was a Designated Plans Examiner for Fairfax County and Loudoun County. He was also 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 is 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.