Maria graduated from UCF, majoring in Business Management with a Minor in Hospitality Management. After graduating from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Business Management, Maria’s career began with a global hotel chain, where she worked her way up from Intern to Assistant Director of Front Office. After leaving the Hospitality Industry, Maria began working as Paramount’s first Account Manager, building relationships with customers and learning their needs. Maria was able to take her knowledge of what customers looked for, and focus on purchasing those products, ultimately making Paramount a “one stop shop” for all customer needs during her time as Purchasing Manager. Maria then transitioned to manage Paramount’s Customer Service Department, doing everything possible to demonstrate the companies decades of conviction that “customer service is Paramount”.
As CEO of the company, Albert is involved with every aspect of the operation. With the continued philosophy to reinvest in technology and equipment, Paramount has been able to provide a premier service to its customers within all their divisions. Albert is always looking for new ways to reinvent the company in a fast moving industry with technology and services.
Dominick serves as the Paramount’s legal counselor and Executive Vice President.
Dominick is a current member of the St. Thomas University Board of Trustees and also serves as a board member of the Jack and Jill Children’s Center. For 25 years he served as President of the Fort Lauderdale Fraternal Oder of Police Associates (FOPA) and continues to assist the FOP and its members. In 2010, he received a life-time achievement award from the FOP for 30 years of service as its attorney.
Scott Guardino has been with Paramount Companies for almost 20 years with experience in both Vending and Coffee services. Scott aided in the growth of the South Florida division of coffee service for over 10 years before moving up north to manage the day to day operations of the New Jersey distribution center. Scott currently oversees the division in the North East for coffee service in offices, breakrooms, hospitals, schools, cafeterias and cafes working with national coffee brands as well as local roasters.
Deana McDowell-Casale has been at Paramount Coffee in New Jersey for the past 7 years as the Vice President of Business Development. Deana has been in the coffee industry for the past 18 years her focus is in Developing B&I Corporate Dining accounts for large food service companies.
Luis Vargas has been with Paramount Companies two years. He oversees all the financial accounting for the companies. Luis has over 25 years of financial accounting and general management experience in a variety of industries: apparel, furniture, telecommunications, software development and oil and gas. Luis has a bachelors degree in Accounting.