Leadership Team

Leslie Kaciban

President

 

Les Kaciban, a 30+ year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement and private security,  leads Paragon Systems’ national team of over 7,000 security support specialists and other professionals who make up the security, logistics and law enforcement arm of Paragon’s Government services. Prior to joining Paragon, Kaciban served as Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, where he was responsible for directing the FBI’s international investigative and protective programs, including managing over 2,000 special agents and linguists around the world. During his distinguished career with the FBI, Kaciban also served as the first Director of the FBI’s International Law Enforcement Academy, which has graduated over 7,000 law enforcement officers from 27 countries.

 

Kaciban holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Illinois Benedictine University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Grady Baker

Vice President, Operations

 

As Vice President of Operations, Grady Baker directs the company’s administrative support programs and vital day-to-day security operations.  His duties include contract oversight management, inventory control and management, technology, supply management, and transition management.  Mr. Baker is an accomplished senior manager who has provided contract security services to over a dozen different Federal Agencies.

 

As a former Vice President of a large Federal security contractor, he brings over 15 years of executive and contract management experience in large-scale defense, security and government services organizations spanning nearly every federal government agency.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University.  He is also an NRA-certified Law Enforcement firearms instructor.

Al Garcia

Vice President, Operations

 

As Vice President of Operations, Al Garcia manages a portfolio of Federal Government projects nationwide. Mr. Garcia is a talented senior manager who came to Paragon in 2011 through the acquisition of Security Consultants Group, itself a $100M powerhouse in the Government security arena.

 

Prior to joining Paragon/SCG, Mr. Garcia, served as a Colonel in the US Marine Corps . He has functioned as a logistics officer for an Infantry and Artillery Battalion, as well as an Artillery Regiment. In addition, Mr. Garcia was activated in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and supported both the G-1 and G-4 sections of an Infantry Division as part of 4th Marine Division FWD. His Unit was a significant contributor to the Global War on Terrorism via the activation on reservists in support of the active component for the deployment to Iraq and other operations in the Horn of Africa. Col. Garcia’s overall mission was to assist in the integration of both reserve and active Marines and Units in order to more effectively conduct any Campaigns relating to the protection of the vital interests of the United States and its allies. Col. Garcia was awarded two Naval Commendation Medals for his contributions to the War on Terrorism.

 

Mr. Garcia has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Politics and Government Administration from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.

Toney Davis

Vice President, Training

 

As Vice President of Training, Toney Davis manages our Department of Criminal Justice Services accredited Paragon Training Academy and the 265 certified, full time and adjunct trainers that support the Academy and the company. Mr. Davis is a well known and respected senior manager who began his career with the company in January of 2015.

 

Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Davis served the Federal Protective Service Branch Chief, Protective Security Officer Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the National Weapons Detection Training Program and a national lesson plan for 15,000 Federal contract security officers posted in 6,000 US Government facilities around the country. Mr. Davis has been an instructor at FLETC since 2000. He is a career long, law enforcement and security training subject matter expert for the US Military, local & Federal law enforcement, and now private sector communities.

 

Mr. Davis holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice, from McNeese State University in LA.

Ronald Cunigan

Vice President, Finance

 

Ron Cunigan’s financial experience includes 20+ years of progressively complex financial management, including divisional experience in a multi-billion dollar company.  He has enhanced reporting systems, improved accuracy and timeliness of invoicing, and has implemented the streamlining of processes in multiple large scale businesses. Today, he is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and analysis, forecasting, budgeting, cost controls and profitability performance. In addition, his experience has proved valuable to the company and its small business partners, as we expand our interaction with small and disadvantaged businesses in support of multiple subcontract plans.

 

Mr. Cunigan has a BS in Finance and Accounting from Virginia Tech and is a CPA with broad financial management experience.

Robert Rubin

Vice President, Government Relations

 

Robert Rubin has a long and successful track record managing, leading and supporting Government security programs both domestically and overseas.  He was President of a $5M commercial security division, promoted to COO of the $50M Government Services division and subsequently promoted into a senior management role of the company as Senior Vice President.  The company grew exponentially in a short period of time, reaching $200M, before Mr. Rubin moved on to pursue opportunities as a Government Contracting consultant and founder/investor in a micro bridge fund.  He has significant experience in the customer service arena as the senior manager of a concierge firm, the creator of a successful client retention program, and as a certified Quality Control Monitor.

 

Mr. Rubin has a BA from Skidmore College and an MCR from the NACORE Institute, including a capstone course at MIT in Boston.

Laura Hagan

Vice President, General Counsel

 

Laura Hagan has nearly two decades of litigation and contracts experience. She is a contributing author to the Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Contract Litigation (Lexis-Nexis, 2005).   Laura’s Government contracting experience includes direct involvement in bid and proposal efforts, as well as drafting and negotiating subcontracts, overseeing contract and regulatory compliance, and advising on a broad range of employment and labor issues.

 

Laura has a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Erin Hastick

Vice President, Human Resources

 

Biography Coming Soon

Steve Van Sciver

Assistant Vice President, DOJ Portfolio

 

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