Areas of Expertise

  • Business Systems
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Team Building


  • Automotive
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Other Industrials


  • University of Western Ontario

Sam Pakthajothi is a Senior Managing Director with B. Riley Operations Management Services. Pakthajothi is a deep industry expert with twenty years of manufacturing experience in automotive, heavy equipment, and other industrials. Pakthajothi has successfully served in numerous roles including General Manager, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, and Project Manager with a proven record of rapidly and sustainably removing cost, and creating value. ​

Pakthajothi is uniquely seasoned in manufacturing, operations, finance, business systems, project management, and team building. Pakthajothi has directly led a wide range of management and technical professionals including controllers, human resources, health & safety, operations, engineering, maintenance, materials & logistics, quality, project managers, and cost estimators. ​

Pakthajothi is a Professional Engineer who holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, in Canada.​

B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property, LLC.