Steven R. Mumma is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mumma was named Chairman of our Board of Directors effective as of March 30, 2015 and also served as our President until May 16, 2016. Mr. Mumma was named Chief Executive Officer effective February 3, 2009. Mr. Mumma was appointed President and Co-Chief Executive Officer effective March 31, 2007, which marked the divestment of the Company’s mortgage lending business, and served as Chief Financial Officer from November 2006 to October 2010. Prior to serving in the above capacities, Mr. Mumma served as our Chief Investment Officer, a position to which he was named in July 2005, and as Chief Operating Officer, commencing in November 2003. From September 2000 to September 2003, Mr. Mumma was a Vice President of Natexis ABM Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natexis Banques Populaires. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Mumma served as a Vice President of Mortgage-Backed Securities trading for Credit Agricole. Prior to joining Credit Agricole, from 1988 to 1997, Mr. Mumma was a Vice President of Natexis ABM Corp. Prior to joining Natexis ABM Corp., from 1986 to 1988, Mr. Mumma was a Controller for PaineWebber Real Estate Securities Inc., the mortgage-backed trading subsidiary of PaineWebber Inc. Prior to joining PaineWebber, from 1981 to 1985, Mr. Mumma worked for Citibank in its Capital Markets Group, as well as for Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Mumma received a B.B.A. cum laude from Texas A&M University.
Jason T. Serrano serves as our President. On January 7, 2019, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Serrano to serve as the President of the Company. The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Serrano as a director of the Company on March 19, 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Serrano was a Partner at Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. (“OHA”), an alternative investment management firm, from April 2008 to December 2018. While at OHA, Mr. Serrano ran the mortgage investment business. Prior to joining OHA, Mr. Serrano served as a Principal at The Blackstone Group, where he led the structured finance investment team. Before Blackstone, he spent five years at Fortress Investment Group as Vice President, assisting in the management of $2 billion of distressed structured products and whole-loan portfolios. He also spent five years at Moody’s as a rating analyst for collateralized debt obligations and derivatives. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oswego State University.
Kristine R. Nario serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Nario was named Chief Financial Officer of our Company effective May 14, 2014 by the Board of Directors. Ms. Nario previously served as the Company’s Controller, a position she has held since joining the Company in November 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Nario was an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank AG (and certain of its affiliates) from August 2010 to November 2012, where she held positions in financial control and accounting services. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ms. Nario was employed at Grant Thornton LLP from October 2005 to August 2010, where she gained experience in managing and supervising financial statement audits of privately and publicly held companies in various industries, including hedge funds, broker-dealers, private equity companies and REITs. Ms. Nario is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.
Nathan R. Reese is our Chief Operating Officer and Secretary. Mr. Reese was named Chief Operating Officer in September 2018 and Secretary effective January 2008. In his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Reese manages company operations including portfolio management, treasury, servicing and information technology. In March 2009, the Board of Directors designated Mr. Reese an executive officer of our company. Prior to his current position, Mr. Reese held titles of Managing Director, Vice President, Senior Securitization Analyst and Portfolio Operations Manager. Before joining the Company in April 2004, Mr. Reese was a Financial Associate with The Vanguard Group based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. in Finance from La Salle University.