Tim Fazio co-founded Atlas Holdings and serves as managing partner. Atlas is an industrial holding company headquartered in Connecticut that Tim formed with a partner in 1999 to acquire a rural paper mill in Indiana with 85 employees. Today, Atlas employs approximately 23,000 associates and operates from more than 120 facilities across the globe, generating more than $5 billion in revenue.
Atlas’ companies manufacture and distribute products in several industrial sectors. Tim and his partners create value by investing in companies facing a myriad of challenges, including financial, operating, and regulatory issues. They restart shuttered manufacturing assets and rehabilitate businesses in crisis. Atlas also works constructively with large companies to create viable stand-alone businesses out of non-core assets. Atlas and its management teams work to transform its businesses into high performance companies that can thrive for the long-term.
Tim and his colleagues believe that their most important asset is their people. They prioritize employee safety as the foundation for great performance and develop high potential talent through the Atlas Leadership Academy. Atlas is also active in the communities in which it operates through the Atlas Foundation. Tim is involved in all aspects of Atlas’ business and serves as a director or chairman of each Atlas operating company. Prior to founding Atlas, Tim was a vice president of Interlaken, a private equity concern focused on value-oriented investments.
Tim graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Alumni Award of Merit. In his free time, Tim plays drums in a blues/rock band and is training his English bulldog, Sal to skateboard. Tim is a Fellow of the 2017 class of the Finance Leadership Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.