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Board of Directors

  • Patrick J. Curry

    CEO and Chairman

    Mr. Curry currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PJC Investments, LLC. Previously, from 1997 to 2003, Mr. Curry served as Executive Vice President and a director of Central Freight Lines, Inc. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Curry was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Express Limited, LLC. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Curry served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lortex, Inc. Prior to these roles, Mr. Curry was also a licensed stock and bond broker for Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. and a financial analyst for Hercules Aerospace, Inc. Mr. Curry has previous experience in investing in entities in the life settlement business. Mr. Curry has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University.

     

  • Joseph E. Sarachek

    Director

    Sarachek currently serves as Chapter 11 Trustee appointed by the US Department of Justice to turnaround a multi-million dollar agricultural business. Prior to founding Triax, Mr. Sarachek was a portfolio manager and consultant with Balfour Investors. Prior to joining Balfour, Mr. Sarachek was a partner at the New York office of the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery where his primary focus was principal outside counsel to several investment partnerships, which acquired bank debt, trade claims, and distressed assets. Mr. Sarachek is a director of Chazak Value Corp. and Kominox, a Korean experimental cancer research corporation. Mr. Sarachek has previous experience in investing in entities in the life settlement business.

     

  • James Hua

    Director

    Mr. Hua currently serves as Portfolio Manager for Opal Advisors and as Chief Investment Officer for Sheppard Wealth Management. Previously, from 2011 to 2012, Mr. Hua served as Investment Analyst for Freestone Capital. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Hua served as Controller of Liberty Capital. Mr. Hua has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Washington.

     

  • Matthew T. Epstein

    Director

    Mr. Epstein currently serves as a Senior Analyst for Evermore Global Advisors, an investment management firm.  Previously, from 2005 to 2014, Mr. Epstein worked at W.R. Huff Asset Management, most recently serving as Senior Analyst.  Mr. Epstein has Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and International Business from New York University and an MBA from Columbia University.  Mr. Epstein is a CFA Charterholder.

     

  • Robert Knapp

    Director

    Mr. Knapp is the Managing Director of Ironsides Partners LLC, which is a registered investment advisor that specializes in discounted assets and distressed credit investments. Mr. Knapp is also a director of several other publicly traded companies, often as a result of his investment activities with Ironsides.  These include MVC Capital listed on the NYSE, Castle Private Equity AG listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Africa Opportunity Fund listed on the London Stock Exchange, and MPC Container Ships listed on the Oslo Børs’ Merkur Market.

     

  • Roy Patterson

    Director

    Roy Patterson joined our Board of Directors in October 2017.  Since 2011, Mr. Patterson has served as the President of Patterson Family Group.  In this role, Mr. Patterson has responsibility for investment decisions and asset allocation in public and private assets.  Prior to joining the Patterson Family Group, Mr. Patterson served as an Analyst from 2009 to 2011 for a lower middle market private equity firm as a member of the deal team evaluating a wide spectrum of industries and business models, executing transactions, and overseeing portfolio companies.  From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Patterson served as an Associate and Vice President for a boutique investment bank where he was a member of a deal team and actively participated in all aspects of sourcing and executing transactions.  Mr. Patterson graduated from the University of Denver with a Master of Science in Finance.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he earned his Bachelor in Science in Business Administration with Highest Distinction and double majored in Finance and Accounting.


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