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Seabury Maritime PFRA has established an extraordinary team of individuals which constitute an organization dedicated to leveraging strategic advisory skills and the ability to implement based on client requirement, skill set, experience, and ability to deliver results.

Edward M.A. Zimny, President & CEO
Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Zimny was associated with PFRA since 1994, where he directed advisory assignments on a global basis for a complete host of industry stakeholders. He is a high-honors graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s Marine Transportation & Marine Affairs Program, and has supplemented his education with certificates/diplomas in sea-going operations, business administration and logistics. He has held postings in Asia, Europe and South America, and prior to his work with PFRA, was employed by Royal Nedlloyd Group, Crowley Maritime Corporation, and SeaLand Services. An avid boater and waterman, Mr. Zimny is well-acquainted with the full spectrum of the maritime industry, as he has also had extensive dealings with the marine trades industry while being a past principal of firms which had holdings in recreational boatbuilding, marinas, and commercial waterfront real estate.

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Henry W. Juan III, Managing Director, Head of Maritime Investment Banking
Mr. Juan leads the investment banking efforts for Seabury Maritime PFRA LLC (SMPFRA), a global maritime-centric investment banking and advisory firm with offices located throughout the world in sixteen key transportation gateway locations. Henry works closely with C-suite leadership to develop and implement vision and strategic plans, including long range objectives which represent the best interests of a company and/or a public-entity, its overall mission, and its constituency.

He has been closely involved in several recent port-related Public/Private Partnerships (P3) transactions that include the entire spectrum of industry stakeholders, associated infrastructure, and service offerings. Henry’s portfolio includes dealing on a regular basis with ports, terminal operators, ocean carriers, intermodal facilities, industrial real estate, financing port dredging initiatives, and third-party industry service providers. Further, Mr. Juan has been leading Merger & Acquisition efforts, and creating competitive advantage, for parties in the transportation technology sector.

Henry holds a Master of Law from Magdalene College, Cambridge University and a BA from Williams College, where he graduated cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, he is a FINRA Registered Representative (Series 7, 24, and 63) and is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a Barrister-At-Law at Gray’s Inn in London, England.

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Patrick Bird, Managing Director & Global Head of Advisory
Patrick Bird leads Seabury Maritime PFRA’s advisory practice globally.

Mr. Bird has over 13 years of industry experience, having held various positions across the world with the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. Prior to joining Seabury, Mr. Bird was Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Government Relations for INTELS Nigeria Limited, one of Africa’s largest oil & gas logistics companies. He has worked closely with various transportation industry professionals, international oil companies and governments to deliver a variety of port and logistics-related infrastructure solutions tailored to their need.

Mr. Bird has a strong business development background and has led a number of major port development projects globally. He holds a B.S. in International Business from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Jonathan Montbach, Senior Vice President, Head of Specialty Maritime Financing
Mr. Montbach joined Seabury Capital in December 2009 as Vice President, Investment Banking and Restructuring.

Mr. Montbach brings over 16 years of financial advisory and investing experience having worked most recently with KPMG as Vice President Special Situations Advisory Group. His clients have been involved in a broad range of industries, including maritime, transportation & logistics, gaming, industrials, homebuilders, investment funds, consumer products, satellite and cable communications, retail and energy.

His career includes working with a number of leading financial services companies such as UBS Investment Bank and AIG, as well as specialized leveraged and distressed investment firms, such as GB Merchant Partners. He is a FINRA registered representative with Series 7, 79 and 63 certifications and is a CFA charter holder.

Mr. Montbach holds a B.A. from Colgate University, and earned an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

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