Gazelle Hashemian is the founder of BlueFlower, a wellness company, and BlueJuniper, a technology Firm. Prior to her current endeavors, she led a technology firm, Paragon Technology Group, which she founded with her husband. Under Hashemian’s leadership, and through the execution of the company’s growth, Paragon grew organically to over $41M in 2011 serving the public and private sector’s management consulting and technology services. The company was twice selected to the Inc. magazine 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. Prior to Paragon, Hashemian was a Director of IT at Broadband Office, CIO of Picus, Director of IT at Teligent, and held other management and engineering positions at MCI metro, and Hughes Network Systems.
Along with her industry recognitions, Hashemian has also been an active member of the community. She is currently the chair of the National Advisory Council of the GWU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and has cofounded project Turquoise, a peer-to-peer campaign to help displaced families with a focus on tragedy in Syria. Hashemian holds a master’s in telecommunications from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from George Mason University.