Tracey D. Syphax is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Phax Group Construction & Design LLC. and Senior Managing Partner with Phax Group, LLC and Reentry Ventures. Tracey was educated in the Trenton Public School system and received his diploma in 1980. He later attended Mercer County Vocational Technical School. In 2017 Mr. Syphax was named one of the 25 “Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey” by the South Jersey Journal. He is a board member of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. In 2011 he was named the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the year and was the first African American to receive the award in the Chambers’ 51 year history.
Tracey was selected to be a 2014 White House “Champion of Change” Honoree out of an unprecedented 900 nominees. He is the former Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Minding Our Business (MOB) program, a 20-year-old award-winning program that mentors 6th and 7th grade students on how to start and operate a business. Tracey is the author of the memoir, “From the Block to the Boardroom” and a contributor to the documentary “Elementary Genocide 1 & 2”. His story is featured in the award-winning documentary “Incarcerating US”.