Robert S. Shaw, Jr.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Robert S. Shaw, Jr., a co-founder of Paragon Bank, has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since Paragon’s founding in 2005. He also served as President from the bank’s inception to January 2012. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Shaw was employed from 1992 until 2004 by Enterprise National Bank where he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer. He was also a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Shaw serves on the Board of Directors for The Memphis Child Advocacy Center where he served as Chair of the Board from 2016 to 2017 and where he annually serves as a celebrity waiter at its Celebrity Chefs’ Gala. Mr. Shaw is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Woodland Presbyterian School. He also serves on the Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center Board of Directors where he is Treasuer. Mr. Shaw is a member of Germantown Presbyterian Church where he was on the Leadership Team for the church’s recent capital campaign and currently serves on the Session. Mr. Shaw is a member of the Economics Club of Memphis. He served as a member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2009 until 2011. He was Honorary Co-Chair of the Memphis March of Dimes’ Signature Chef’s Gala during 2006 and 2007. He also served on the Memphis Division Board of the March of Dimes from 2008 until 2009. Mr. Shaw holds a Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degree from Ole Miss. He is a certified public accountant (current status is inactive) and a graduate of the American Bankers’ Association National Commercial Lending School.