Paragus Strategic IT is one of the most successful, fastest-growing IT firms in the region. Delcie Bean started the company that became Paragus when he was 13 years old and as Paragrus has grown, so has Delcie's commitment to humanitarian causes and dedication to the community. In 2014, he created Tech Foundry, an educational nonprofit designed to address the need for a skilled IT workforce in the region by providing in-depth training for underrepresented communities. He also believes in giving back to his employees. Paragus has a unique Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) structure that puts ownership of 40% of the company in the hands of its 50-plus employees.
Delcie serves as a Trustee of Bay Path University and has served on the Governors Economic Development Council. He is a recipient of the 2019 Human Relations Award by the National Conference for Community and Justice and the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award.