Paradigm Tax Group is excited to announce the recent promotion of two of the firm’s Texas leaders, James Sutton and Larry Backus. James has been promoted to Texas Market Leader, in which he will oversee all of Paradigm’s Texas business. James was selected to fill this position, as he has excelled in every role he has held during his tenure at Paradigm and has made a significant impact on the overall growth of our Texas practice over the last three years. Most recently, James led the Dallas office as the North Texas Market Leader, managing all aspects of Paradigm’s business including growth strategy, client relationship management, business development, and financial performance. James oversaw the review, valuation, and formal protesting of the Dallas office client properties, which includeds some of the nation’s largest REIT’s, hospitality firms, management firms and pension funds.
“James was an obvious choice to lead our Texas Practice due to his deep expertise in property tax laws and processes, proven results for Paradigm clients, outstanding relationships with appraisal district staff throughout Texas, and expansive leadership qualities,” said Matt Fossey, Paradigm EVP of National Operations – East. “James began as a Managing Consultant for Paradigm, and it has been an honor to watch him evolve into one of Paradigm’s most successful and respected leaders.”
“I'm excited for the opportunity to lead the continued growth of Paradigm's Texas business,” said Sutton. “I’m especially looking forward to offering expanded service opportunities to our clients through our TurboAppeal technology and its benchmarking capabilities.”
As one of Paradigm’s leading valuation experts, Larry Backus was promoted to North Texas Market Leader. Larry’s vast experience in the North Texas property tax industry make him the ideal candidate to step in and fill this role. Larry has more than 30 years of property tax experience and has managed national portfolios for some of the largest REITS, pension funds, private equity entities and high net worth individuals that have holdings in Texas. From trophy assets, value add opportunities, and student housing, Larry has demonstrated valuable insight.
“Larry has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the property tax industry and has been a distinguished addition to our Dallas office, as well as our entire Paradigm Team, since he joined in 2015,” said Fossey. “Larry has the expertise and aggressiveness it takes to get major results for our clients, and he will be a great leader for our North Texas team.”