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Greg Williams, Class of ‘79, Entrepreneur

Upon graduation from Sahuaro High School in 1979, Greg Williams attended the University of Arizona on a Track & Field athletic scholarship. In 1984 he completed his education having studied finance and entered the workplace. He worked in several industries before settling into a career on Wall Street. After working for the investment banking firm of Stuart James, Greg moved onto industry powerhouse Merrill Lynch where he continued to develop his skills. In 1993, Greg left Merrill Lynch and started his own financial services firm, Paragon Financial Partners. Today, Paragon and its two subsidiaries manage a combined $400 million dollars in private assets and work with some of the largest financial institutions in the world. In his spare time, Greg can be found at the park where he enjoys coaching 6-8 year olds in Pop Warner football. He is also active in charitable organizations involving children. 

Greg volunteers his time as a member of the Executive Council of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix and serves as a board member of Esperanca, a worldwide children’s health organization.  Greg and his wife Caron have been happily married for ten years and reside in Phoenix with their golden retriever, Sierra.