About Us
our team cultures
What’s it like being in a team like Paramount Elites? In Paramount Elites, you’ll be greeted by people who genuinely care about you, and who want to see you succeed personally and professionally. We laugh and celebrate together, but we also challenge one another to exceed expectations. We recognize our greatness and lift each other up in times of need. We are investors ourselves, bent on forging a new investment path through this age old industry that is defined by belief, innovation and a thirst to pursue the horizon—the nomads and doers who believe there are no boundaries to the possibilities before us.

We’re a company built on the belief that work should be just as rewarding as it is enriching, and that progress is only possible when we’re growing together. Here, you have a voice. Here, you are part of our family.
our core values

To innovate oneself, to keep improving


We treat all matters and persons with the utmost integrity

Team spirit

Never waive, moving forward together with the same conviction


Passion drives our dreams

Our Humble Beginning
After losing close to 70% of his investment portfolio in the 2007-2010 United States Subprime crisis, Paramount Founder and CEO Larry Houston is fuelled by a vision. A vision of a company that would cultivate the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and financial lives of its members; a company fuelled by lucrative investment projects, life-long friendships and unforgettable experiences. Investing should not be so torturing, it should be fun, rewarding and engaging.

Larry knew that investors can no longer rely on shares to rise in value, following the stock market crashes of the past decade and the volatility that follows. He needed to find something with more liquidity, with a low or no correlation to stocks and bonds. This is when he stumbled into the world of New Age Alternative Investment. He started by investing US$100,000 in bitcoin in 2011 and saw his investment soared by a whopping 400 times! Several other investments in fine wine, rare arts and coinage also yield lucrative returns.

In 2015, Larry’s vision was realized. Paramount Elites Ltd was formed. To date, Paramount Elites has active Independent Representatives and members in the United States, Europe, as well as Asia. Our investment projects offer a spectrum of innovative solutions to empower a generation of new age investors and support the potential and promise of our community.
meet the team
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Paramount is Larry’s dream come true. A visionary leader and dedicated family man, Larry always lead by example. He will never sell something that he does not personally invest in and his motto is “We sell what we invest in, we put our money where our mouth is and we walk the talk”. As a disciple of legendary sales guru Brain Tracy, Larry is an all-action leader who avoids procrastination at all costs. As the man always say “Life is short, stop procrastinate!”
Chief Financial Officer
Tim has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and was a partner with Ernst & Young for over 10 years. Tim is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities of the company, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting, risk and governance as well as negotiations.
Vice President (PR & Communications)
Nancy brings extensive experiences in public relations, corporate communications and crisis management to the team. With an expansive knowledge of the investment industry, Nancy leads external and internal communications while also directing the company’s corporate identity and branding.
George Hardaway
CEO Europe Division
George is a results oriented leader with a strong track record of success in turnaround and high paced organizations. He was Regional Sales Director at Xerox for more than 10 years and is currently CEO at Paramount Europe. George is also a certified wine sommelier and own a vineyard in Nappa Valley.
Terry Carson
CFO Europe Division
Graduated with a MBA from Wharton, Terry’s experiences include various senior financial positions in prestigious companies such as Kraft Foods Inc, Procter & Gamble and Novartis Consumer Health. He is currently CFO at Paramount Europe and handles all the company’s financial related matters in Europe.
Shane Rice
CEO Asia Division
Shane is a senior executive with verifiable year-after-year success achieving revenue, profit, and business growth objectives within start-up, turnaround, and rapid-change environments. He was Executive Vice President for digital advertising agency, Omnicom Group where his primary goal was to drive innovation and connected solutions across the company’s global client portfolio. He recently took on the role of CEO at Paramount Asia.
Jamie Daley
CFO Asia Division
Jamie is corporate finance executive and CPA with over 15 years of experience building, leading, and advising corporations through complex restructurings, international expansion, and capital markets transactions. She is currently CFO for Paramount Asia.