Senior Vice President
John Hawkins’ 30 plus year career incorporates a wide range of experiences including roles as an owner/operator of several successful privately held companies, senior executive of a publicly traded corporation, and as a registered Investment Banking Representative with Paramax.
Since joining Paramax in late 2014 as a senior executive responsible for business development, John has focused on educating, informing, and advising business owners and intermediaries alike on the value of the investment banking industry and why specifically Paramax is the regional middle market investment banking firm of choice. To date, he’s sourced engagements with clients in the oil and gas, healthcare, services, manufacturing, distribution, automotive, e-commerce, and jewelry sectors in both the private and public arenas.
Prior to joining Paramax, John was the founder and president of a premier national HR outsourcing firm, until he sold his interests in 2013. As a result of John’s leadership, his company was selected by INC Magazine as a five-time (5) INC 500 award winner as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America and was also selected as the #1 Fastest Growing HR Company in America in 2008.
John was selected by Asparte’ Books to co-author “Inside the Minds: Managing for Profits Centers”, received WNY’s “40 Under Forty” award for business success and community service, is a former board member of WNY’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and previously donated his time as an Entrepreneur in Residence to the University of Rochester’s Center for Entrepreneurship.
John holds a degree in Business Administration and is also a registered Investment Banking Representative and holds FINRA Series 62, 63, and 79 licenses.