Gazelle Hashemian is the founder of BlueFlower, a natural selfcare company. Prior to her current endeavor, she led a technology firm, Paragon Technology Group, which she founded with her husband. Under Gazelle’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 needs. The company was twice selected to the Inc. magazine 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. Prior to Paragon, Gazelle 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, Gazelle has also been an active member of the community. She is the cofounder of Project Turquoise, a peer-to-peer campaign to help displaced families with a focus on tragedy in Syria and the former currently chair of National Advisory Council of the GWU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Gazelle holds a master’s degree in Telecommunications from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University.