Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Durkin joined Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. (Angelo Gordon) in 2008 and is a Managing Director, a member of the firm’s Advisory Board and Head of the firm’s Structured Credit Platform. Mr. Durkin also serves as co-Portfolio Manager of 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 through 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 Angelo Gordon. 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.
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Smith joined Angelo Gordon in 2021 as a Managing Director in the Structured Credit team and is the head of the firm’s Residential Whole Loan Business. Mr. Smith has served 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 Angelo Gordon. Prior to joining 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.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mr. Rossiello joined Angelo Gordon’s finance team in 2020 and was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and a Managing Director of Angelo Gordon, effective January 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 Bachelor of Science 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 2021. Ms. Neslin also serves as General Counsel and Secretary of AG Twin Brook BDC, Inc., and AG Twin Brook Capital Income Fund, positions she has held since November 2021 and February 2022, respectively. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Neslin was Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel at Colony Capital, Inc. (Colony Capital), which is now known as DigitalBridge Group, Inc. (NYSE:DBRG). 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.
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 Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law.