Michael Paragon WPHive co-founder

Michael Paragon – WP Hive Co-founder & President

Michael Paragon, WP Hive Web Hosting System Administrator, is an award-winning online marketer and web designer specializing in WordPress helpdesk support, SEO and WPML Multilingual CMS.

He is founder of the Barcelona WordPress MeetUp in English language, and works with
WP Hive design teams internationally on WordPress website development.

Jon Pedlow – Co-founder & Visionary Developer

Jon has been a professional web design and developer since 2011. On top of this he has been a team member of technical support for some of the leading web design forums where he helped developers fix any coding and design issues.

Websites he has designed and built for clients are custom WordPress builds to ensure that the websites were fast loading and focused on the visitors experience. Clients have included multi-million dollar companies, small to medium sized businesses, charities and new start ups.

With all of this experience helping many clients globally he teamed up with Michael to create a service to take away the headaches of managing WordPress sites, this then developed into WP Hive.

Navraj Sharma – Web Application Developer

Navraj has over 17 years of experience working in the field of Information Technology. He was Project Development lead in Mumbai based Indian Software Development companies over six (6) years starting late 1990’s.

Skills Include:
PHP, MYSQL, WordPress, Joomla, Vimeo, OOyala, Active Campaign, Shopify, Fetch Server, CodeIgniter, Bootstrap, jQuery,
Application Servers: IIS, Apache, MAMP, Rackspace Cloud Server, CDN, Radius, Hadoop

Shadi Manna – Software Engineering

Shadi is a Certified WooCommerce Expert and Codeable Expert. He has more than 10 years of experience working with eCommerce Development, Conversation Rate Optimization (CRO) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). His most recent venture is Progressus Marketing, a digital agency which focuses on WooCommerce Development and Customization. Previously he worked for Fortune 100 companies such as Vistaprint and Hewlett Packard in various technical roles. With a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and an Master of Business Administration, his main focus is to bridge the communication gap between business owners and developers, to offer both beautifully architected code and real world solutions to business owner problems. When not coding or reading you can typically find him on the basketball court at the edge of the 3-point line.

Michelle Van Santen – Creative Web Designer

Michelle is able to translate concepts and strategies into clear, meaningful, and compelling communications. Michelle has designed and directed marketing programs across multiple channels and customer segments and held agency and corporate positions as well as serviced national and local B2B and B2C accounts.

Experience includes:
Identity development and brand management, ideation – brainstorming, brochures, annual reports and catalogs, email, direct mail, in-store merchandising and exhibit, graphics, print and online advertising, social media and web design