Prior to founding Paragon Analysis, Mr. de Roque served as a senior Corporate Finance Officer with Security Pacific Bank where he managed the relationships of multinational corporations headquartered in Los Angeles and Chicago. His responsibilities included identifying credit, corporate finance, and interest rate management opportunities and delivering the banks’ capabilities to these multinational clients. During his tenure there he was active in the financing of middle market leveraged transactions located in Northern California. Following his employment with Security Pacific Bank, Mr. de Roque ran one of the credit training programs for Bank of America, with responsibility for design, instruction and management of advanced finance courses for domestic and international lenders.
He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Prior to establishing Hill Financial Education in 1997, Hill was Vice President and Manager of Bank One Corporation’s Commercial Banking Education Development Group, responsible for executive course development and classroom delivery. Hill developed and taught corporate wide credit and marketing education programs to relationship managers and credit approval officers throughout Bank One Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase).
Prior to joining Bank One Corporation, Hill spent six years as a relationship manager in the Energy group of Bank One, Texas. (Bank One was subsequently acquired by JP Morgan Chase Bank). In his capacity as a relationship manager, Hill was responsible for underwriting and closing senior debt positions, placing commodity risk credit derivative products for bank clients, and developing comprehensive relationship plans for publicly traded and privately held middle market oil and gas producers in Texas and Oklahoma markets.
Hill spent six years with InterFirst Bank Dallas and its successor organizations, First Republic Bank Dallas and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His teaching experience began as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Subsequent university teaching work includes an adjunct position at the Ohio State University in Columbus.
In addition to his university and private industry teaching experience, Hill is an instructor at the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington, and at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.
Hill has delivered comprehensive financial education programs in the Far East, Europe, Australia and Africa, as well as numerous domestic programs for major international banks and investment banks.
He earned a BA and BBA from Southern Methodist University (SMU), and an MBA in real estate finance from the University of North Texas.