Ms. Hess served as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE: NSAM) from July 2014 until January 2017, when NorthStar merged with Colony Capital.  Ms. Hess had also served as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) from July 2011 to January 2017, when NRF merged with Colony Capital.  During her tenure at NorthStar until August 2015, Ms. Hess served as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar’s non-traded companies.  Ms. Hess also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE: NRE) from June 2015 to November 2015.  Prior to joining NorthStar, Ms. Hess served as Chief Financial Officer of H/2 Capital Partners, where she was employed from August 2008 to June 2011.  From March 2003 to July 2008, Ms. Hess was a managing director at Fortress Investment Group, where she also served as Chief Financial Officer of Newcastle Investment Corp., a Fortress portfolio company and a NYSE-listed alternative investment manager.  From 1993 to 2003, Ms. Hess served in various positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co., including as Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Principal Finance Group and as a Manager of Financial Reporting in Goldman Sachs’ Finance Division.  Prior to 1993, Ms. Hess was employed by the Chemical Banking Corporation in the corporate credit policy group and by Arthur Andersen & Company as a supervisory senior auditor.  Ms. Hess currently serves on the board of directors of Radian Group Inc. where she became chair of the Audit Committee in January 2022 (NYSE: RDN) and on the board of directors of CenterPoint Properties Trust where she is the chair of the audit committee.  Ms. Hess holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University.  Ms. Hess has served as a director of the Company since February 2018.

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Mr. Durkin joined Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. (TPG Angelo Gordon) in 2008 and is a Managing Director and Head of TPG Angelo Gordon’s Structured Credit & Specialty Finance business. Mr. Durkin also serves as co-Portfolio Manager of TPG Angelo Gordon’s structured credit securities portfolios. Mr. Durkin serves as our Chief Executive Officer and President, having previously served as our Chief Investment Officer from October 2017 to April 2021. Mr. Durkin has also served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2018.  Mr. Durkin is also a board member of Arc Home LLC, a mortgage originator and GSE licensed servicer owned by the Company and other affiliates of TPG 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. 
Ms. Hurley has been an operations, finance and human capital management c-suite consultant in the real estate, asset management and education sectors since 2015. Ms. Hurley also served as a Managing Director at Glocap Search, LLC (2022-2023), the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of Moravian Academy (2020-2022) and as the Chief Administrative Officer of A&E Real Estate, one of the largest owner/operators of multi-family real estate in New York City (2017-2020). From 2011 to 2014, Ms. Hurley served as a Management Director of SG Partners. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Hurley served as the first Chief Operating Officer of Global Distribution in the Asset Management Division of Credit Suisse. From 2004 to 2009, Ms. Hurley served as the founding Chief Administrative Officer of TPG-Axon, a large investment management firm affiliated with TPG Capital. Ms. Hurley began her career in the real estate department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Ms. Hurley currently serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee for American Healthcare REIT (NYSE:AHR). She has also previously served as an independent director of an additional three public companies within the real estate industry. Ms. Hurley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from Yale School of Management.
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Mr. Jozoff is currently Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Partner of Trevally Capital, an asset management and advisory firm. Before joining Trevally Capital, Mr. Jozoff served as a Managing Director at Radkl, a quantitative trading firm for digital assets and cryptocurrencies, from 2021 to 2023. Prior to joining Radkl, Mr. Jozoff served in various positions at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., including as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities and Index Research (2019-2021); Head of Rates and Securitized Products Research (2013-2019); and Head of Mortgage/Securitized Products Research (2006-2013). Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Jozoff worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. as a Vice President and Head of Mortgage Strategy from 1997 to 2006 and at Lehman Brothers in its Mortgage Research division from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Jozoff holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Linneman is currently the Emeritus Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Finance, and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business where he has been on the faculty since 1979.  At Wharton, he was the Director of the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center from 1986-1998 and the Chairperson of the Wharton Real Estate Department from 1994-1997.  Dr. Linneman is also the founding principal of Linneman Associates, a real estate advisory firm, and the CEO of American Land Funds and KL Realty Fund, both private real estate acquisition firms. He currently serves on the board of directors of Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG) and Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC), each of which is a public real estate investment trust.  Dr. Linneman has served on over 20 public and private company boards, including as director of twelve New York Stock Exchange listed companies.  Dr. Linneman holds both a masters and a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Chicago.  Dr. Linneman has served as a director of the Company since 2011.
Mr. Mitchell retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2003, where he was the national managing partner of the mortgage banking and finance companies practice. During his 26 year career at Deloitte, he also served as regional managing partner for various practices including audit, enterprise risk services and financial services. He was also a founding board member of Deloitte Consulting USA. Mr. Mitchell serves as a senior advisor for Marshall & Stevens, a national valuation and financial advisory firm, where he previously served on the Board of Directors. He is also a director of Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI), an Irvine, California-based bank holding company, Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN), a Chantilly, Virginia-based provider of technology-driven solutions in the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets, Huntington Health, a Cedars Sinai-affiliated hospital located in Pasadena, California, and a member of the Board of Visitors for the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama. Mr. Mitchell previously served on the board of directors of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE: WMC) from 2012 until it was acquired by the Company in 2023, as well as a director of numerous public, private equity-backed, and private companies, including PS Business Parks, Inc. from 2021 to 2022, and as an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Redlands. He is the chairman emeritus of the National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD"), Pacific Southwest, and was a member of the national board of NACD from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Mitchell was named "one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance" by Directorship magazine. Mr. Mitchell has served as a director of the Company since December 2023.
Ms. Quateman is the chief executive officer of Voyager Advisory LLC, a corporate strategic advisory firm and manager of a commercial real estate holding company. Previously she practiced law and held leadership roles with large national and international law firms, in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in financial services, real estate, regulatory matters, and corporate transactions. Ms. Quateman serves on the boards of directors of ITR Concession Company and affiliates (public-private partnership operator of the Indiana Toll Road), Lyles Diversified, Inc., and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Pacific Southwest Chapter. Ms. Quateman previously served on the board of directors of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE: WMC) from 2020 until it was acquired by the Company in 2023. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of Scherzer International Corporation, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, and the City of Hope Board of Governors. She has served as Vice Chair and General Counsel for the UCLA Alumni Association and as a Mayoral appointee to the Board of Directors of the City of Los Angeles Industrial Development Authority. Ms. Quateman holds the NACD Director Certification and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mr. Smith joined TPG Angelo Gordon in 2021 as a Managing Director in the Structured Credit & Specialty Finance team and is the head of the strategy’s Residential Whole Loan Business.  Mr. Smith serves as our Chief Investment Officer since April 2021 and as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2022.  Mr. Smith also serves as a board member of Arc Home LLC, a mortgage originator and GSE licensed servicer owned by the Company and other affiliates of TPG Angelo Gordon. Prior to joining TPG Angelo Gordon, Mr. Smith was a Managing Director at Bank of America Securities, where he was the Non-Agency RMBS and ABS Trading Desk Head. During his tenure at Bank of America Securities, Mr. Smith was instrumental in developing the Whole Loan Purchase Program along with the disposition of Credit Sensitive Loans for the Legacy Assets and Servicing Group. Prior to working at Bank of America, Mr. Smith worked at Guggenheim Capital Markets and Bear, Stearns & Co. in various trading, banking and structuring roles. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economics from Colgate University.