About us
Paras, or the philosopher’s stone, is the legendary substance capable of turning base metals into gold.  It is also called the elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and for achieving immortality.

We use our Paras abilities and philosophy to help you build the best in class policies, processes, and product strategies.  We are a team of experienced executives with over 70 years of combined financial services experience.  Our experience ranges from large multinational banks to regional and small banks.

​Specialized product expertise in Asset Based Lending, Equipment Finance, Dealer Floor Plan, Project Finance, Healthcare, Commercial Real Estate, and Commercial & Industrial lending including Small Business Lending.
  1. Denise M. Ford
    A professional with over 4 decades in banking, Denise’s passion is teaching the next generation of credit professionals to excel. Analysis is more than the numbers, its integrating information from multiple sources to arrive at a well-thought out risk profile. Getting the best from your employees’ means providing a sound organizational structure and clear efficient processes and procedures that allow employees to work smart. Denise is skilled at researching and writing credit policy and facilitating efforts to streamline processes and procedures. She looks forward to the opportunity to help you build an outstanding team of credit professionals guided by a sound risk management structure.
  2. Seasoned Professionals
    We also leverage a robust network of industry veterans all with unique skills sets from which to draw the optimal team for your needs. This provides a strong yet flexible network who possess the right combination of experience, knowledge and skills.
Each member has years of experience leading successful business units and projects with strong industry and functional expertise.