Paragon Recruiting specializes in finding highly qualified information technology, software/hardware engineering professionals and placing them with outstanding West Michigan employers. We provide direct placement, contract-to-hire placement, and contract placement for a specific project or defined time period. All fees are paid by our client companies, not our candidates.

To locate our candidates we use personal referrals, professional business organizations, college and technical schools, internet resources, and direct recruiting. Networking in this area over a period of years has given us access to many knowledgeable individuals. Our candidates are people we’ve taken the time to get to know. This lets us represent them well to companies where they’d have the highest chance for success.

At Paragon Recruiting, we know the cultures of the businesses and industries in West Michigan. We take the time to understand their goals and expectations. This lets us scout for the talent that meets the specific needs of each client company. We focus our efforts on obtaining in-depth knowledge of our clients, the area, and the local business climate. Our client companies are much more than just names.


After more than a dozen years working as a recruiter in larger firms, Beth DeWilde wanted a more personal work experience, placing people first. In the fall of 1996 Paragon Recruiting began operations. By 1998 her company had out grown its original office in the historic Holland Firehouse and moved to its current space in Centennial Park Place.

In 2015, Jen Bradshaw teamed up with Beth to join in those recruiting efforts and maybe one day become Beth’s successor.  In December of 2020 that idea became a reality and Jen is now the owner of Paragon Recruiting.  After 24 years of recruiting quality technical talent in West Michigan, Beth decided it was time to retire and have some fun!  Jen is excited to uphold the reputation that Beth worked so hard to establish and is committed to sourcing the best talent in the area.

Paragon specializes in recruiting information technology, software/hardware engineering professionals and continues to focus on the West Michigan market. The company purposely remains small in order to give personal, detailed service to both client companies and job candidates.