A successful business professional and founder of the Financial American Corporation, John W. Pacheco laid the foundation for his career by first excelling in the academic world. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, and while there, involved himself actively in the student community, achieving the position of Student Senator and Class President. John W. Pacheco went on to secure a fellowship to attend Trinity College, where he earned his Master of Arts in International Law, World Politics, and Monetary Policy. His educational achievements culminated in his Juris Doctor, earned from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He graduated among the top ten percent of his class. After satisfying his intellectual curiosity through his studies, John W. Pacheco created and became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Financial American Corporation, an investment firm with a national reach. This firm held a reputation for its knowledge and experience in the field of value added acquisition, meaning the firm invested in real estate and companies undergoing financial challenges. Once invested, Mr. Pacheco’s company restructured and recapitalized these enterprises, therefore adding value to the investment. The firm’s experience in this specialized strategy runs deep, purchasing and restructuring thousands of properties like motels, apartments, and shopping malls since 1978. Under the leadership of John W. Pacheco, the Financial American Corporation achieved notable successes in the recent past. In 2006, the company completed the DC Commons Corporate Center, an office complex based in Arizona. This complex sits on thousands of acres with holdings ranging from golf and tennis courses to retail establishments. Under Mr. Pacheco’s guidance, the firm purchased Ventana Springs Ranch in New Mexico, gaining ownership of nearly 90,000 acres of viable ranchland. These business decisions represent only a small portion of those executed by Mr. Pacheco over his decades of experience as CEO.