OFFICERS

  • David Roberts

    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. Roberts joined Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. ("Angelo Gordon") in 1993 and is a Managing Director and a member of the firm’s Advisory Board and Executive Committee. At Angelo Gordon, Mr. Roberts has been responsible for helping start and grow a number of the firm’s businesses, including opportunistic real estate, private equity, net lease real estate, residential mortgage-backed securities and energy lending. Within private equity, Mr. Roberts focused in particular on investments in the specialty finance area, including helping create and serving for over 15 years as Lead Director of publicly traded PRA Group, Inc. (formerly Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.), a former Angelo Gordon portfolio company whose primary business is the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of nonperforming loans. Prior to Angelo Gordon, from 1989 to 1993, Mr. Roberts was a Principal at Gordon Investment Corporation, a Canadian merchant bank, where he participated in a wide variety of principal transactions. He also worked in the Corporate Finance Department at L.F. Rothschild where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Roberts has a B.S. degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has served as a director of the Company since 2011. Prior to April 2021, Mr. Roberts also served as our President, a position he had held since 2011.
    • T.J. Durkin

      President
      Mr. Durkin joined Angelo Gordon in 2008 and is a Managing Director, a member of the firm’s Advisory Board, Executive Committee and Co-Head of the firm’s Structured Credit Platform. Mr. Durkin serves as our President and served as our Chief Investment Officer from October 31, 2017 through April 12, 2021. Mr. Durkin also serves as co-Portfolio Manager of Angelo Gordon’s residential mortgage and consumer debt securities portfolios and as a board member of Arc Home, Angelo Gordon’s affiliated mortgage originator and GSE licensed servicer. Prior to joining Angelo Gordon, Mr. Durkin began his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. where he was a Managing Director on the Non-Agency Trading Desk focused on the structuring and trading of multiple asset classes, including subprime, Alt-A, second lien and small balance commercial. Mr. Durkin earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance from Fordham University and currently serves as a member of the school’s President's Council. He is also a board member of VE International, a not-for-profit organization focused on preparing high school students for college and careers through skills learned in an entrepreneurship based curriculum. He has served as an executive officer of the Company since 2017 and as a director since 2018.
      • Nicholas Smith

        Chief Investment Officer
        Mr. Smith joined Angelo Gordon’s structured credit team as a Managing Director in April 2021 and was appointed as our Chief Investment Officer, effective April 12, 2021. Prior to joining Angelo Gordon, Mr. Smith was the Head of Non-Agency Residential Mortgage Trading and Asset-Backed Securities Trading at Bank of America Securities. At Bank of America Securities, he led a team of over 30 professionals and built and oversaw the organization’s Whole Loan Purchase Program. Previously, he served as Director on Guggenheim Securities’ Residential Mortgage Trading and Banking team and Bear Stearns’ Residential Mortgage Finance and Trading team. Mr. Smith graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Mathematical Economics.
        • Anthony Rossiello

          Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
          Mr. Rossiello joined Angelo Gordon’s finance team as a Managing Director in 2020 and was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective on January 1, 2021. In this position, Mr. Rossiello also serves as our Principal Financial and Accounting Officer. Mr. Rossiello has previously served as our Controller and interim Principal Accounting Officer during 2020. Prior to joining Angelo Gordon, Mr. Rossiello began his career at Ernst & Young LLP where he was a Senior Manager in the Banking and Capital Markets practice primarily focusing on providing client services to publicly traded companies within the banking and mortgage REIT industry as well as working with private companies within the mortgage origination and servicing industry. Mr. Rossiello holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and is a Certified Public Accountant.
          • Jenny B. Neslin

            General Counsel and Secretary
            Ms. Neslin joined Angelo Gordon’s legal team as a Managing Director in April 2021 and was appointed as our General Counsel and Secretary, effective April 5, 2021.  Since November 2021, Ms. Neslin also serves as General Counsel and Secretary of AG Twin Brook BDC, Inc., a non-listed business development company managed by an affiliate of Angelo Gordon.  Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Neslin was Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel at Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE:CLNY) (“Colony Capital”). At Colony Capital, Ms. Neslin was responsible for legal oversight of Colony Capital’s capital markets activities (including public and private equity and debt offerings), ongoing disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws and corporate governance matters. In addition, from August 2015 to January 2018, Ms. Neslin served as General Counsel and Secretary for each of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“NS Income”) and NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. (“NS Income II”). NS Income and NS Income II were public, non-traded real estate investment trusts managed by NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (“NorthStar”), until NorthStar’s merger with Colony Capital in January 2017. Prior to joining an affiliate of NorthStar in July 2013, Ms. Neslin was an associate in the Capital Markets group at Clifford Chance US LLP, where she primarily advised REITs and investment banks in public and private capital markets transactions. Ms. Neslin holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business from New York University and a Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.
            • Andrew Parks

              Chief Risk Officer
              Mr. Parks joined Angelo Gordon in August 2009 as Chief Risk Officer and has served as our Chief Risk Officer since our IPO in July 2011. Before joining Angelo Gordon, Mr. Parks was associated with Morgan Stanley where he served as an Executive Director overseeing the risk management group for the ultra high net worth division in the U.S. and Latin America. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Parks worked as a corporate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets, secured corporate credit and real estate acquisition/finance. Mr. Parks holds a B.A. degree from Tulane University and a J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law.