Gregg Paradies is President and CEO of Paradies Lagardère, the leading North American airport travel retail and restaurateur with 850+ stores and restaurants in 98 airports.
Gregg is responsible for ensuring Paradies Lagardère continues its strong tradition of providing exceptional customer service, superior design and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management.
Graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Texas, he entered the Executive Training Program at Macy’s. Joining the Paradies family business in 1987 as Hotel Properties Manager, Gregg demonstrated an affinity for the airport concessions business. In 1991 he was made Regional Vice President. In 2000 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, becoming President and CEO in 2004.
Gregg has sustained the company’s track record of 56 years of profitability since its founding in 1960. Under his leadership, Paradies Lagardère participates in a wide variety of community giving and philanthropic efforts. Paradies Lagardère strives to help communities in which its employees live and work, and make a positive difference in the lives of its employees, business partners and customers.
Gregg is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and Airports Council International.