Doug Steele joined Paragon parent company, SCIS, in November 2014 as Vice President of Investigations and Business Development with the objective of building a new business sector. Mr. Steele is responsible for Paragon Investigations’ offerings to complement the company’s other commercial and government service lines. His background includes over 20 years of experience in the personnel investigations and personnel security arena, including senior operational, strategic, and business leadership positions in both the federal and private sectors.
Prior to joining SCIS, Mr. Steele served as Principal and Managing Director of multiple nationwide federal investigations and inspections programs while focusing on productivity, policy, quality assurance, integrity, and new technology solutions. He previously served as a senior member of the government’s policy arm charged with drafting policy, executive orders, and federal regulations impacting personnel security and investigative standards.
Mr. Steele’s work also included design and implementation of Integrity Assurance protocols governing the background investigations and personnel security framework within government. A native of New York, he is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a recipient of the Innovation in Leadership certificate from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Mr. Steele is a member of numerous professional associations in the personnel security space. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in International Relations and Economics and also attended The American University in Washington, DC.