Executive Vice President, Business Development
FM Facility Maintenance
John Pavia serves as executive vice president for business development at Hartford-based FM Facility Maintenance, a company that was named to Inc. magazine’s List of 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies from 2010 through 2012. In his current role, he is responsible for new business development and client relations. Pavia originally served as the senior vice president for corporate development, and chief counsel. In those roles, he was responsible for all capital raising and acquisition activities, and all legal matters.
Over the past 16 years, Pavia has played an integral role in a series of very public corporate turnarounds and has sat on a number of corporate boards. Prior to joining FM, Pavia served as deputy general counsel at RR Donnelley & Sons. He was part of the management group that acquired Moore Corporation and executed a roll-up strategy that in 2005 led to its takeover of RR Donnelley, a Fortune 250 company. In the span of five years, the team grew the business from $500 million in top-line sales to $7.5 billion, creating the largest commercial printer in the world. During that span, Moore Corporation was named the best performing stock on the New York Stock Exchange for 2002.
Prior to his success at RR Donnelley, Pavia held the position of general counsel of Huon Corporation, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company based in London. Huon was also a turnaround project that culminated in a very successful sale of the company to TiG in 2000. Pavia served as an assistant district attorney in New York City from 1992 to 1995. He then became a partner in the law firm of Levy & Droney in Farmington, Connecticut, where he focused on commercial litigation and corporate transactions. Pavia has also served as an instructor and adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law for over 20 years and has taught courses in constitutional law, software and internet law, and trial advocacy. He has provided commentary on television and radio regarding high-profile legal and business matters.
Pavia attended American University School of Law and later clerked for U.S. District Judge Robert Zampano in New Haven. He currently lives in Easton, Connecticut, with his wife, Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia, and their four children.