The People


“The strength of our client relationships begins with Paragon’s Portfolio Management Team”

Carolyn Thoms, CPA, CA, CFA
President and Portfolio Manager

Carolyn has worked in the finance arena for over 30 years and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Accountant professional designations. She held senior corporate financial positions in the financial guaranty, business valuations and investment industries and in her career has worked in Canada, Bermuda and Geneva, Switzerland.

Carolyn is a member of the CFA Institute, Victoria CFA Society, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and BC. She is actively engaged in her community and presently sits on the Board of Governors of the Victoria Conservatory of Music and previously served as Chair (3-years) and Governor (9-years) of University of Victoria Foundation.

Rod Thoms, CPA, CA, CFA
Vice President

With over 30 years of consulting and financial management experience, Rod’s strengths are in financial analysis, corporate valuation and risk assessment. Rod held several senior corporate and consulting positions, most extensively in capital markets, financial risk management and global treasury. Rod also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Accountant professional designations. He is a member of the CFA Institute, Victoria CFA Society, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accounts and Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Rod is a member of several community boards and committees.

Sean Dixon
Associate Portfolio Manager

Sean and his family returned home to Victoria in the summer of 2018 after living in London, England for 12 years. While in London, Sean held senior roles with several UK-based investment banks. These roles provided Sean with extensive experience in international capital markets, focusing on portfolio investments and risk management with institutional clients.

Sean is passionate about community involvement and building long-lasting client relationships. Sean is a CFA Level III candidate and a member of the Victoria CFA Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Victoria.