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.


Barrett Mikelberg has over 14 years of experience in Bankruptcy Opportunities and Special Investments. He has been at the forefront of significant cases, including Bernard L Madoff, MF Global, Lehman Brothers, American Airlines, Stanford International Bank, Eastman Kodak, and has transacted in many others. He is a graduate of Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. With extensive experience in Investment Banking and Advisory, he adds a unique value in creating opportunities for creditors to maximize their recovery. Results: Sourced/Bought over $1.2 Billion worth of claims, including the top unsecured creditors in many cases. Top Clients Include Export Development Canada, GE Credit, Nassa Group (BD), Sony Pictures, Pilot Flying J, Conagra, Fuji Film, Sungard Data, TXU, Airgas, Johnson Controls, Bagir Intl, Petrobras, Hydrite, Euroclear Bank, and others.


Barrett Mikelberg
Managing Director of Sales
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.