Operations / Legal
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Restifo is Contrarian’s Chief Operating Officer and has been Chief Financial Officer of Contrarian since inception in 1995. Mr. Restifo started working with the Firm’s senior management team while at Oppenheimer & Co. in 1992, and prior to joining Oppenheimer Mr. Restifo was CFO for Kaufman, Alsberg, & Co. from 1990‐1992. Prior positions also include Controller of Jaime Securities and as Audit Manager for Spicer & Oppenheim. Mr. Restifo received a BBA from the University of Miami. He is also a CPA.
Gina Scianni, Esq.
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. Scianni joined Contrarian in 2010. Prior to joining Contrarian, Ms. Scianni was Compliance Counsel in the Global Corporate Solutions Group of the international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, based in New York City. Prior to that she was an Associate in the Structured Finance Group where her practice focused on RMBS, collateralized debt obligations and derivatives. In this role, she advised originators, issuers, underwriters, collateral managers, and investors in connection with a variety of securitization transactions and programs. Prior to Orrick, Ms. Scianni was an Associate in the Corporate Group at Pryor Cashman LLP in New York City. Ms. Scianni earned her J.D., from Fordham University School of Law and a BFA Magna Cum Laude from New York University. She is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.