Anthony J. Pacchia, Founder & CEO

Anthony Pacchia (Tony) is Traxi’s CEO and Founder with over 30 years of experience working as a restructuring professional in the banking, legal and investment communities.

Prior to founding Traxi in 2000, Tony was a Director at Balfour Investors, a private investment firm engaged in the acquisition and restructuring of financially distressed companies. Before that, he was a SVP at First Fidelity Bank (nka Wells Fargo), where he managed the bank’s commercial loan workout department. Tony began his professional career serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Vincent J. Commisa, US Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey.

Tony has served  a number court appointed roles as Bankruptcy Court Examiner, Trustee and Financial Advisor. He has served on the Boards of Directors for several major corporations, including Flag Telecom until it was sold to Reliance Gateway Net Limited, Roberts Industries, Janus American Inc. and Fair Lanes Inc.

Tony received a BA in History from the University of Connecticut and a JD degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law.

Robert Iommazzo, Managing Director

Bob Iommazzo offers Traxi clients over 30 years experience in financial, operational and business consulting services. Bob has restructured businesses in the distribution, manufacturing, real estate, fast food, casual dining and fine dining restaurants, construction, apparel, and many other industries. He has a specialty in advising family owned companies.

Prior to joining Traxi, Bob served as President of Scalamandre Silks, Inc., a luxury home furnishing design and marketing company. Bob was formerly a principal in the turnaround consulting firm of NachmanHaysBrownstein Inc. and a Partner with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). 

Bob is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he majored in accounting. He has served on many nonprofit boards and was chairman of the March of Dimes North Jersey Chapter. He was an officer in the Army National Guard.

Lee Pacchia, Director

Lee is a multi-disciplinary consultant with a specialization in crisis management, strategic communications and corporate restructuring. He has over 10 years experience working at the center of media and professional services. He has advised broad spectrum of clients in media, publishing, energy, technology, telecommunications, and professional services.

Previously, Lee designed and launched the multimedia channel for Bloomberg Law, one of the most visible media platforms in legal journalism and reported extensively on many stories in business, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and finance. Prior to Bloomberg, Lee clerked for the Hon. Raymond T. Lyons in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of NJ.

Lee holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from New York Law School. He is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey. 

Barry O’Brien, Director

Barry O’Brien brings over 30 years of experience specializing in providing operational and financial advisory services to Traxi. He possesses a wealth of experience, working with clients across a wide range of industries, including distribution and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Traxi, Mr. O’Brien has held positions of CFO for a CPG Importer/Distributor, a CFO for a steel fabricator while bringing them out of Chapter 11, as well as the Controller for a food manufacturer. Barry has assisted companies in implementing new ERP systems, driving business strategy and profit growth. 

Barry O’Brien received his bachelor’s degree from Rider University, his Master’s degree from Pace University and earned his CPA in the state of New Jersey.

Garett Sheehan, Senior Advisor

Garrett Sheehan (Gary), is a Senior Advisor at Traxi. He is an expert at sourcing institutional and offshore capital for real estate development.

Gary is the President of the Florida Fund LLC, an affiliate of ARCTRUST, a private REIT focused on the acquisition and development of net leased properties. Before that he was a Managing Director at Sentinel Real Estate Corporation, a private New York-based real estate investment manager and before that, he was Managing Director at Jones Lang Wootton, North America (now Jones Lang LaSalle), serving as a member of the Executive Committee and co-head and partner in its Investment Sales and Finance Group.

Gary received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College and a graduate degree from Oxford University.

Paul M. Fried, Senior Advisor

Paul Fried is a Senior Advisor at Traxi. His experience spans investment banking, distressed assets acquisition, workout, recovery, securitization, high-yield structured finance, equity joint ventures and fundraising. He’s handled over $10 billion in distressed assets, loans and securities.

Paul is Executive Managing Director at Greystone Bassuk a real estate capital intermediary and financial advisor to major developers. Previously Paul was at L&L Holding Co, where he headed the company’s capital raising activities and was responsible for raising in excess of $2.5 billion of equity across their portfolio. Prior to that Paul was a Principal with AFC Realty Capital where he originated high-yield structured real estate financings and spearheaded the firm’s Restructuring practice. He was also a Principal of Allegiance Capital Partners and a Director at Deutsche Banc Mortgage Capital.

Paul holds his BA from Rutgers College where he graduated with distinction. He earned his JD from Rutgers University Law School and was an editor of the Law Review. He is a council member of Urban Land Institute.