Who We Are

Joseph E. Sarachek 
Founding Principal

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Joseph E. Sarachek is the founding principal of Triax Capital Advisors. Joe is one of the foremost authorities in the trading of privately held distressed debt. Mr. Sarachek is a renowned attorney and investment professional and currently serves as Founding Principal of Triax Capital Advisors. He first published on trading in claims almost 30 years ago and has lectured extensively at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association.  Prior to forming Triax, Joe worked for Balfour Investors, an investment firm focused on bankruptcies and turnarounds and was a partner at the law firm of McDermott  Will & Emery.  Joe has a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University. Joe won the Turnaround of Year award for his work as Bankruptcy Trustee of Agriprocessors, Inc. and recently won a Turnaround award from the M&A Advisor for Financials Turnaround of the Year.  Mr. Sarachek has been involved in hundreds of bankruptcy cases throughout his career and uniquely situated to make markets in restructuring cases around the world.

Barret Mikelberg
Managing Director of Sales

Barrett Mikelberg is a high energy business sales leader with an entrepreneurial spirit having achieved over 18 years of experience training and mentoring over 1000 agents in B2B and B2C sales in various industries. Prior to joining Triax, Mr. Mikelberg was President and Founder of Providential Bancorp, in Chicago, Ill.  Providential was a full service Mortgage Bank with over 180 employees including an outsourcing division in New Delhi, India. Mr Mikelberg was responsible for overseeing accounting, sales, processing, closing funding and human relations.  Under his leadership, Providential realized over $40mm in revenue in 5 years. Since joining Triax, Mr Mikelberg has become a leading buyer of trade claims in bankruptcy cases and has purchased hundreds of millions in trade paper in numerous  cases which include: Eastman Kodak, Penson Worldwide, and Sy Syms/Filenes retail stores.

Jarred Herzberg

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Jarred Herzberg is an analyst at Triax Capital Advisors. Jarred is a Certified Public Accountant with exceptional analytical skills having worked as a manager at KPMG and BDO performing financial audits and advisory services. He provided services for some of Canadas largest companies such as Rogers, BDO, Celestica and provided extensive services for the Nortel Canada bankruptcy. Jarred has a business degree with a specialization in finance and accounting from the University of Western Ontario.

Denise Fava
Executive Administrative Assistant

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Denise Fava, recently joined Triax Capital Advisors, she has over 20 years experience working in Executive Administrative roles in the commercial real estate, non-profit and software development industries.  Denise is enthusiastic, has exceptional interpersonal skills and thrives in working in a fast past environment.

She is passionate about causes and has worked with many non-profit organizations, including, Save the Children and buildOn.  This passion led her to start her own business where she did consulting and event planning for non-profit organizations.  


Jonathan Miller

Senior Advisor


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Jonathan Miller is a bankruptcy attorney with over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, including complex investments for seniors and retirees.  He received his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from Trinity College.