Mr. Tyson has been a member of our Board of Directors and a member of our Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Compensation Committee since November 2011.
Mr. Tyson is a private investor. He retired as Managing Director of Credit Suisse in October 2011, where he worked for 18 years in the Sales and Trading area of the Fixed Income Department of the Investment Bank. Prior to this position, Mr. Tyson worked at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in 1994, which was acquired by Credit Suisse in 2000. Previously, he worked at Smith Barney and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Tyson began his career at L. F. Rothschild, Unterberg Towbin.
Mr. Press has been a member of our Board of Directors and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since February 2016.
Mr. Press has been a Managing Member of Oliver Press Partners, LLC, an investment advisory firm, since March 2005. From 1986 to March 2003, Mr. Press served as a General Partner of Hyde Park Holdings, Inc., a private equity investment firm. From March 2008 to November 2009, Mr. Press served as a director and member of the Governance & Nominating Committee of Coherent Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR), a manufacturer of laser based photonic products. From December 2011 to February 2013, Mr. Press served as a director and member of the Compensation Committee of SeaBright Holdings, Inc. (formerly NYSE:SBX), a holding company whose wholly-owned subsidiary, SeaBright Insurance Company, operates as a specialty provider of multi-jurisdictional workers’ compensation insurance. From 2001 to June 2011, Mr. Press served as a director of GM Network Ltd., a private holding company providing Internet-based digital currency services. Mr. Press received his MA degree from Oxford University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
Mr. McKown has been a member of our Board of Directors and a member of our Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee since November 2002.
Mr. McKown is a member of the board of directors for Global Partners LP, where he serves on the Conflicts Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee and is a member of Safety Insurance Group’s board of directors where he serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. Mr. McKown also serves as a director of Friends of Post Office Square, POWDR Corp., Local TV LLC and Foxco TV LLC. Mr. McKown has been a senior advisor to Eaton Vance Management, an investment fund manager located in Boston, Massachusetts, since May 2000. Mr. McKown retired from the BankBoston, N.A. in 2000 as a Group Executive. Mr. McKown was a trustee of Equity Office Properties Trust from July 1997 to May 2006 where he served on the Executive, Compensation and Option and Conflicts Committees. Mr. McKown was also a director at American Investment Bank. Mr. McKown holds advisory directorships with Eiger Fund and Alliance Energy, Inc.
Mr. Finnerty has been a member of our Board of Directors and a member of our
Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation
Committee since August 2005.
Mr. Finnerty is the Founding Partner of Galton Capital Group, a residential mortgage
credit fund manager. Mr. Finnerty is a former founder and the Managing Partner of
F.I. Capital Management, an investment company focused on agency-mortgage related
strategies. Previously, Mr. Finnerty was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Securities
Inc., where he headed the Residential Mortgage Securities Department. Mr. Finnerty
joined Chase Securities Inc. in December of 1999. Prior to joining Chase Securities
Inc., Mr. Finnerty worked at Union Bank of Switzerland from November 1996 until
February 1998, where he headed the Mortgage Backed Securities Department, and at
Freddie Mac from January 1999 until June 1999, where he was a Senior Vice President.
Between 1986 and 1996, Mr. Finnerty was with Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., where he was
a Senior Managing Director and ultimately headed the MBS Department and served as
a member of the board of directors from 1993 until 1996. Mr. Finnerty was Co-Chair
of the North American People Committee at JPMorganChase and Chairman of the Mortgage
and Asset-Backed Division of the Bond Market Association for the year 2003.
Mr. McFarland has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 2002
and a member of our Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance
Committee and Compensation Committee since November 2002.
Mr. McFarland was Chairman of Federal City Bancorp, Inc., a Managing Partner
of Federal City Capital Advisors, LLC and President and Chief Executive Officer
of Pedestal Inc., an internet secondary mortgage market trading exchange. Mr. McFarland
was Executive Vice President and General Manager of GE Capital Mortgage Services
and President and CEO of GE Capital Asset Management Corporation from 1990 to 1995.
Prior to GE Capital, Mr. McFarland was President and CEO of Skyline Financial Services
Corp. Before joining Skyline, Mr. McFarland was President and CEO of National Permanent
Federal Savings Bank in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Mr. McFarland was Executive
Vice President – Operations and Chief Financial Officer with Fannie Mae (Federal
National Mortgage Association). From 1972 to 1981, he was President and Director
of Ticor Mortgage Insurance Company in Los Angeles, California. Mr. McFarland presently
serves as the Lead Independent Director of the Brandywine Funds and a director of
the Brookfield HELIOS Funds. Mr. McFarland also serves as a Director and Member
of the Executive Committee of the Center for Housing Policy and is a member of the
Trustees Council of the National Building.