Operations / Legal

Michael Restifo

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Restifo has been Chief Financial Officer of Contrarian since its inception in 1995 and Chief Operating Officer since 2013.  From 1992-1995, Mr. Restifo worked with Contrarian’s founding partners at Oppenheimer & Co. as Acting CFO for the Horizon Funds.  From 1990-1992, he was CFO for Saks International, a coffee trading company in New York.  From 1988-1990, he was CFO for Kaufman, Alsberg, & Co., Inc.  From 1986-1988, he was Controller for Jamie Securities, L.P.  Mr. Restifo received a BBA in Accounting 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.