Paragon is very excited to announce our partnership with GF Pension Corp., previously located in Bethlehem, PA , who have been friendly competitors performing TPA (third party administration) consulting and administrative services similar to ours. Beginning services in 1971, they have been a very well-respected firm in the Lehigh Valley area. They have a very knowledgeable and ethical corporate culture that we felt would mesh perfectly with our team. They also provide expertise in functions that will help enhance our overall service package.
Having known and respected the work of GF Pension Corp for over 25 years, there was a strong business case to combine our two firms. The cultural fit and strong independent nature of both companies will enable us to provide a better experience for our clients. By sharing our best ideas in technology and innovation we will be able to create a better consulting experience for you.
GF Pension Leadership Team
Gerald F. Foran, Jr. CPC, QPA
Gerald Foran is the Founder of GF Pension Corp. in Bethlehem, PA. He began his career as a pension consultant in 1970, and his 50+ years of experience provides a depth of insight that is not readily available to most retirement planning professionals. He served on the IRS Enforcement Committee for the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) for 10 years. Gerry is the 2017-2018 President of the Bethlehem Rotary Club. In his spare time, he enjoys Fly Fishing and spending time with his family. He holds the following designations for which candidates must adhere to a professional code of ethics and meet annual continuing education requirements to maintain their expertise and certification:
Certified Pension Consultant (CPC)
Awarded by the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries to professionals who have demonstrated competence in various aspects of pension and related employee benefits consulting by meeting rigorous examinations and experience criteria. The CPC designation requires successful completion of five examinations.
Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA)
Awarded by the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries to professionals who have the knowledge to perform the technical and administrative functions of qualified plan administration. The QPA designation requires successful completion of five examinations and evidence of practical pension experience.