Gary left his co-CEO role at Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (ticker: SWAY) in April of 2015 to co-found ROOFSTOCK (formerly DwellConnect), a technology-enabled Internet marketplace designed to dramatically improve transactional liquidity in the SFR sector. In 2009 he joined the board of single-family rental (SFR) pioneer Waypoint Homes and began investing in SFR, eventually joining full-time in 2011 to help raise the first significant institutional capital into the sector. In the fall of 2013 Gary helped orchestrate Waypoint’s merger with Starwood Capital Group, forming SWAY and taking the company public on the NYSE in early 2014.
Gary has spent the majority of his career in operationally-intensive and technology-driven companies with a significant real estate component to their businesses. Prior to joining Waypoint, Gary served as CEO of boutique hotel company Joie de Vivre Hospitality and award-winning solar technology start-up Greenvolts. Between 2001 and 2007 Gary was an operating executive with ZipRealty, where as its CFO he led the innovative Internet-based residential brokerage through its successful IPO before eventually being named its President. Gary also spent six years with KSL Resorts where he was instrumental in acquiring and integrating over $800 MM of resort properties. Earlier in his career, Gary worked for leading real estate industry firms LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle) and Security Capital Group.
Gary earned a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Alan Boyce is Co-Founder and an active member of the board of directors of Adecoagro(NYSE:AGRO), a food and renewable energy-producing company that owns and operates highly productive land throughout Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Adecoagro owns 285,000 hectares of highly productive farmland, leases another 175,000 hectares and has 8,000 employees. Alan is also Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Materra, LLC, a California and Arizona based agricultural production company. Materra was formed in 2010 and is currently the owner and operator of 25,000 acres of farmland where it grows alfalfa, cannery tomatoes, pistachios, dates, citrus, organic vegetables, jalapenos, melons, cotton and wheat.
Boyce was Senior Managing Director at Countrywide Financial, responsible for management and leadership of the bank’s investment, hedging and funding strategies. He oversaw secondary markets, securities and loan purchase activities, commercial mortgage origination, hedging and managing a large mortgage servicing book, reinsurance, as well compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. He was at Countrywide from March 2007 to July 2008. Prior to joining Countrywide, Boyce served as Director of Special Situations at Soros Fund Management LLC. During his tenure with Soros, he managed a portfolio of assets of the Quantum Funds with a focus on mortgage backed securities and reinsurance. He also had principal operational responsibilities for the bulk of Soros’ investments in Latin America. Boyce was a full time employee at Soros from August 1999 to March 2007 and has continued as a consultant since then. Before joining Soros Fund Management, Boyce served as Managing Director at Bankers Trust. He was in charge of Fixed Income Arbitrage, the bank’s mortgage portfolio and compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. He was with Bankers Trust for 14 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.
Boyce holds an MBA degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Pomona College, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Bringing more than 20 years of mortgage and software industry experience to Docutech, Amy is responsible for leading all aspects of Docutech daily operations, including sales, customer support, marketing and product development. Amy most recently served as President of Originations and Corporate Technology at New Penn Financial. At New Penn Financial, she oversaw all origination channels, including direct-to-consumer products, third party originations and retail. Prior to New Penn Financial, Amy served as Chief Operations Officer of Prospect Mortgage, where she enhanced day-to-day operations and transformed the lender’s technology infrastructure.
In addition to her executive career, Amy is currently a Board Member of Sun to Water Technologies, and she is a Scholar Rescue Fund Advisory Board Member with the Institute of International Education. She is a former Board Member with Source Corp Inc. and a former Board Member and Capital Founder with Bluebeam Software Inc. Amy is also the former Chair of Your Music America and was a Federal Housing Policy Council Member with the Financial Services Roundtable. Amy holds a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern California.
Jay Bray is Chief Executive Officer for Nationstar Mortgage, and also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Jay led Nationstar through a successful initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, and oversaw the company’s doubling in size and value in the months to follow. He tirelessly emphasizes quality customer experiences, process improvement and strategic execution. Before his CEO appointment in early 2011, Jay served as Chief Financial Officer for 12 years. Previously, he held key leadership positions with Arthur Andersen and Bank of America. Jay earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting from Auburn University, and is a certified public accountant.
Kevin is a member of BlackRock's Financial Markets Advisory Group within BlackRock Solutions.
With extensive experience focused on the mortgage capital markets and housing policy in both the public and private sectors, Kevin provides advisory services focusing on housing and mortgage finance to clients and serves as BlackRock's senior coverage officer for the principal federal housing and mortgage related entities. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Kevinwas a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he served as a senior relationship manager with coverage responsibilities for federal government and government related clients. He previously headed the global mortgage operating businesses of Morgan Stanley and led their strategic repositioning. He also led strategy, execution and banking for the mortgage principal finance team within the Securitized Products Group.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a vice president in the Mortgage Securities Department at Goldman Sachs & Co. Kevin served as the President of Ginnie Mae in the Clinton Administration. He also formerly served as Majority Staff Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. He began his career in the corporate real estate group at the law firm of Milbank, Tweed Hadley and McCloy in New York.
Kevin is a graduate of Harvard Law School (1987) and earned a Bachelors in City Planning from the University Of Virginia School Of Architecture (1984). He currently serves on the boards of directors of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the Architectural League of New York, the Friends of Education of the Museum of Modern Art, the University of Virginia School of Architectural Foundation and the Ridley Scholarship Fund at the University of Virginia. He is a former member of the boards of the Municipal Arts Society and the Appleseed Foundation. Kevin is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dennis Cisterna III currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer of Investability Real Estate and RentRange Data Services, where he leads all revenue-related functions, including sales, marketing, customer service, and revenue management. He most recently served as Managing Director of FirstKey Lending, a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management, where he managed the West Coast regional office in Los Angeles, CA.
Mr. Cisterna has held a wide variety of management positions within the real estate investment sector including key roles at notable firms such as Johnson Capital, Lennar, and Toll Brothers. Throughout his career, he has been completed more than $3 billion worth of real estate transactions across the U.S. and Europe.
A requested speaker at economic and real estate conferences across the nation, Cisterna also serves as a contributor for U.S. News & World Report and hosts The Real Investor podcast. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in California and has a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University.
Mr. Corr has served as the Company’s chief executive officer (CEO) since February 2015 and president since February 2013. Mr. Corr has also served as a member of Ellie Mae’s Board of Directors since February 2015. Previously, Mr. Corr served as the Company’s chief operating officer from November 2011 to February 2015, executive vice president and chief strategy officer from November 2009 to November 2011, as chief strategy officer from August 2005 to November 2009 and as the Company’s senior vice president of product management from October 2002 to August 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Corr served in executive and management positions at PeopleSoft, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation and Kana/Broadbase Software/Rubric, a number of software companies that combined through acquisition. Mr. Corr holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.
Sean Dobson is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Amherst Holdings, an investment services holding company which controls several companies dedicated to the U.S. real estate finance industry. Amherst is widely known for their data and analytics and one of the few residential mortgage specialists to anticipate the 2008 mortgage crisis. Mr. Dobson has over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry, including origination, banking, brokerage, and asset management. Mr. Dobson served as a board member of the Structured Finance Industry Group, is a Co-Founder of CapCityKids in Austin, Texas and serves as a Governing Trustee for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He lives with his wife and two children in Austin, Texas
Douglas G. Duncan is Fannie Mae's senior vice president and chief economist. He is responsible for providing all forecasts and analyses on the economy, housing, and mortgage markets for Fannie Mae. Duncan also oversees corporate strategy and is responsible for strategic research regarding external factors and their potential impact on the company and the housing industry.
Named one of Bloomberg / BusinessWeek's 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate and one of Inman News' 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders fo2013, Duncan is Fannie Mae's source for information and analyses on the external business and economic environment, the implications of changes in economic environment to the company's strategy and execution, and forecasting for housing activity, demographics, overall economic activity, and mortgage market activity.
Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Duncan was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association. His experience also includes service as a LEGIS Fellow and staff member with the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs for Congressman Bill McCollum in the U.S. House of Representatives, and work on the Financial Institutions Project at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Duncan received his Ph. D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University. September 2014
A recovering investment banker, Rich deserves the Single-Family Rental Lifetime Achievement Award... for being one of the first to embrace the Single-Family Rental sector as an institutional asset class during his time at Jefferies. Having previously spent time at Lehman and Bank of America, Rich is embracing startup life and only wonders why he waited this long to dive in! Being Canadian, of course Rich put himself through college rappelling out of helicopters to fight forest fires. Don’t they all?
Laurie Goodman is the director of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. The center is dedicated to providing policymakers with data-driven analyses of housing finance policy issues that they can depend on for relevance, accuracy, and independence. Before joining Urban in 2013, Goodman spent 30 years as an analyst and research department manager at a number of Wall Street firms. From 2008 to 2013, she was a senior managing director at Amherst Securities Group, LP, a boutique broker/dealer specializing in securitized products, where her strategy effort became known for its analysis of housing policy issues. From 1993 to 2008, Goodman was head of global fixed income research and manager of US securitized products research at UBS and predecessor firms, which were ranked first by Institutional Investor for 11 straight years. Before that, she was a senior fixed income analyst, a mortgage portfolio manager, and a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Goodman was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Hall of Fame in 2009.
Laurie currently serves on the board of directors of MFA Financial, a Real Estate Investment Trust, is an advisor to Amherst Capital Management (ACaM), and is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Advisory Roundtable, and the New York State Mortgage Relief Incentive Fund Advisory Committee. She has published more than 200 journal articles and has co-authored and co-edited five books.
Goodman has a BA in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA and PhD in economics from Stanford University.
Richard K. Green, Ph.D., is the Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. He holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business.
Prior to joining the USC faculty, Dr. Green spent four years as the Oliver T. Carr, Jr., Chair of Real Estate Finance at The George Washington University School of Business. He was Director of the Center for Washington Area Studies and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Studies at that institution. Dr. Green also taught real estate finance and economics courses for 12 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Wangard Faculty Scholar and Chair of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He also has been principal economist and director of financial strategy and policy analysis at Freddie Mac. More recently, he was a visiting professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and he continues to retain an affiliation with Wharton. He is or has been involved with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Conference of Business Economists, the Center for Urban Land Economics Research, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Dr. Green also is a Weimer Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute, and a member of the faculty of the Selden Institute for Advanced Studies in Real Estate. He was recently President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his A.B. in economics from Harvard University.
His research addresses housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance and urban growth. He is a member of two academic journal editorial boards, and a reviewer for several others. His work is published in a number of journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Land Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Housing Economics, and Urban Studies. His book with Stephen Malpezzi, A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy, is used at universities throughout the country. His work has been cited or he has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and the Economist, as well as other outlets. He recently gave a presentation at the 31st annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium, where his work was cited by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The National Association of REALTORS, the Ford Foundation, and the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy have funded grants to support some of Dr. Green’s research. He consults for the World Bank.
In 1995, Dr. Green was honored as “Teacher of the Year” by the University of Wisconsin Graduate Business Association, and soon thereafter was inducted into that University’s Teaching Academy.
Svenja Gudell is the Chief Economist of Zillow. She joined the company in 2011 and leads Zillow’s industry-leading economic research team, a recognized voice of impartial, data-driven economic analysis on the U.S. housing market. Under Svenja’s leadership, Zillow produces monthly reports on housing trends for more than 450 metros nationwide, with data often available down to the ZIP-code level. In addition, Svenja and her team publish original research on various real estate topics, ranging from rental and mortgage affordability, negative equity and forecasting, to policy, generational and mortgage research. Svenja has presented to various federal agencies and at numerous industry conferences, and has been widely quoted in national and local media. Prior to joining Zillow, Svenja did economic, financial and strategy consulting for Analysis Group and was an Assistant Economist in the Research Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Svenja has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Rochester, a Master of Arts in economics from New York University, a Master of Science in business administration from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Rochester.
Laurie Hawkes is the former co-founder of American Residential Properties, which is one of the top-five fastest-growing companies in the housing industry. In the past year, she has taken ARPI public as a REIT, and overseen its first rental-backed securitization, backed by 2,876 single-family homes in the company’s portfolio. Ms. Hawkes co-founded the Phoenix Fund and ARM in early 2010, as well as ARP LLC in October 2008. From 1995 to 2007 Ms. Hawkes worked at U.S. Realty Advisors, a $3 billion real estate private equity firm, becoming a Partner in 1997 and serving as President of the firm from 2003 to 2007. In the seventeen years prior to joining U.S. Realty Advisors, Ms. Hawkes was a Wall Street investment banker specializing in real estate and mortgage finance. From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Hawkes was a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Division at CS First Boston Corp., and from 1979 to 1993 was a Director in the Real Estate Investment and Mortgage Banking Departments at Salomon Brothers Inc. During her investment banking career, she structured and negotiated more than $16 billion in real estate acquisitions and securitized mortgage debt transactions for all property types utilizing many types of financing, including private equity, capital markets financial institutions and institutional investors. She holds a BA Degree from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Cornell University.
Christopher Herbert is Managing Director of the Joint Center. Dr. Herbert has extensive experience conducting research related to housing policy and urban development, both in the U.S. and abroad. A key focus of his research has been on the financial and demographic dimensions of homeownership, and the implications for homeownership policy of the recession, housing bust, and foreclosure crisis. Having previously worked at the Joint Center in the 1990s, Herbert rejoined the Center in 2010 from Abt Associates, to serve as the Director of Research. In this role, Dr. Herbert led the team responsible for producing the Center’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing and its biannual America’s Rental Housing reports, essential resources for both public and private decision makers in the housing industry.
Dr. Herbert was named managing director of the Joint Center in 2015, and oversees the Center’s diverse sponsored research programs, its local and national conferences and symposia, as well as its student fellowship programs, designed to help train and inspire the next generation of housing leaders. He is also a Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in the Department of Urban Planning and Design.
Dr. Herbert is co-editor of Homeownership Built to Last: Balancing Access, Affordability, and Risk After the Housing Crisis (Brookings Institution Press, 2014), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Research Advisory Council, and the Center for Responsible Lending Research Advisory Council. He holds a PhD and Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a BA in History from Dartmouth College.
Katrina, as Vice President of Single-Family Business Solutions at Fannie Mae, leads the company’s vendor and lender solution teams in collaborating to bring the voice of Fannie Mae’s customers and vendors into the front-end of re-engineering efforts. Previously, as Vice President – Customer Management in the Eastern Regional Office, Katrina was responsible for the creation and management of Fannie Mae’s value proposition for her assigned customers. She led a team of account managers working to maximize the value of existing customer relationships, drive customer satisfaction, support development of new customers, and provide a holistic view to managing customer relationships. Prior to that, Katrina was Vice President – Loan Quality Strategy and Business Implementation, with responsibility for overall internal program administration. Earlier, as Director – Lender Channel, Katrina supported customer pricing strategies, and as Director – Single-Family Product Development, she oversaw product development and management of various Fannie Mae signature products. Katrina also spearheaded the design and implementation of key operational initiatives in the Single-Family Operations area and was a consultant on Fannie Mae’s International Housing Finance Team, where she led a myriad of international secondary marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 1996, Katrina held various leadership positions at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for all aspects of regional operations and management of niche product offerings. Katrina has a bachelor of science in business management from Potomac College and a master of business administration from The George Washington University.
Fred founded The Dominion Group in 2001. The group is comprised of Dominion Properties, a fix/flip renovation company, RE entities containing about 600 single family rental units in the Baltimore area, Dominion Financial, a private lender that will originate over 100M in the 2017 calendar year, and Dominion Management, a specialized property manager that manages over 700 SFHs in the Baltimore area. Fred provides daily strategic oversight in all The Dominion Group companies with a special focus on operations and fundraising. Fred subscribes to the philosophy that in order to be successful long term, you must provide real value to your clients. For Dominion, this includes their private lending borrower, their fix/flip homeowner buyers, and their residents (tenants).
Richard has over 30 years of experience in mortgage banking and property management including managing all aspects of mortgage banking including originations, servicing, and secondary marketing. His prior experience includes SVP of Executive Administration for Lomas Mortgage USA, President of Winstar Mortgage Partners, and 11 years with Guaranty Residential Lending ,a top 25 mortgage operation, as Chief Operating Officer. His accomplishments include operating a $10 billion a year origination and 100,000 loan servicing platform, extensive M&A experience, development of several asset or investment M&A structures, and management of multiple conduits and national operational platforms including property management. Richard received his BS from the School of Communications at The University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
Patrick McEnerney is a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank’s Non Core Operations Unit with responsibility for legacy RMBS and related mortgage risk in the US and UK. Pat joined Deutsche Bank in 2007 and has held multiple roles in the firm as part of DB Americas Regional Management team and within Global Markets.
Over his 30 year banking career, Pat has held multiple senior management roles in the mortgage banking and banking industries including as President of The Bank of New York Mortgage Company, Executive Vice President of EverBank and Chief Credit Officer of Participants Trust Company (currently part of DTC).
Pat has also been active in numerous industry boards and not-for-profit organizations. He is an Executive Committee member of the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City and as an Advisory Board Member of The Institute for Affordable Housing Policy at New York University’s Furman Center.
Christopher McEntee, who joined the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in 2011, is Senior Director of Corporate Development, responsible for planning and development of ICE’s residential mortgage-related business initiatives. Christopher also joined the Board of Directors of MERSCORP Holdings in 2016.
Prior to joining ICE, Christopher worked at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta for a decade as the Director of Communications. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Michael’s College and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.
Stanley C. Middleman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a national, full-service mortgage banker headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ. The company is ranked in the top 10 mortgage originators nationally. In addition to his role leading Freedom Mortgage, Mr. Middleman is a prominent business strategist within the industry and an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association. He is also a member of the Housing Policy Executive Council (HPEC), an affiliate of the Financial Services Roundtable. The Council advocates for the benefits of a fully competitive and integrated housing market and represents dozens of leading national mortgage finance companies. Mr. Middleman has served on numerous advisory boards, including Freddie Mac, Ellie Mae, Inc., and Fannie Mae and has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Middleman is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (“Cherry Hill”), a real estate investment trust. The stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CHMI.” Cherry Hill raised approximately $150 million in its initial public offering in October 2013. Cherry Hill acquires, invests in, and manages, residential mortgage-related assets in the United States. It is externally managed and advised by Cherry Hill Mortgage Management, LLC, which is an affiliate of Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Mr. Middleman is a graduate of Temple University with a BS in Accounting. He currently resides in Cherry Hill.
Logan Mohtashami is a financial writer and blogger covering the U.S. economy with a specialization in the housing market. His work has been published by Benzinga.com, Business Insider, and in his own highly respected blog, LoganMohtashami- Financial Truth. His blog articles are frequently reposted by economic insiders sites such as David Stockman’s Contra Corner, The Wall Street Examiner, dshort.com, Advisor Perspectives and quoted by HousingWire, BankRate.com, AmericanBanker, Danielle DiMartino Booth and many others. Housing experts such as Professor Amir Sufi, (Booth School of Business), Professor Anthony Sanders (George Mason University) and reporters from CNBC and the Wall Street Journal have quoted Logan. Audio interviews with Logan have been featured on Jason Hartman’s Young Wealth Show, and he is a recurring guest on David Lykken’s Blog Talk Radio and Kathleen Hays Bloomberg Financial where he does the national housing market preview at the start of each year.
Called a social media star by National Mortgage News, and “the chart guy” and “housing guru” by nearly everyone else, Logan’s astute analysis of economic data and years of direct lending experience allow him to present a unique, informed and unbiased perspective on the financial markets. Logan is perhaps best known for his highly prescient yearly predictions articles, and his weekly predictions on the health of the housing market and mortgage rate trends on Bankrate.com
Logan is a senior loan manager at AMC Lending Group.
Toni Moss is the founder and CEO of AmeriCatalyst LLC and EuroCatalyst BV, “sister” advisory firms with specialized services for investors and companies engaged in housing finance and Single Family Rental (SFR). She is also Chairman of the Board of The AmeriCatalyst Idea Lab, a non-profit which generates viable ideas to stabilize and sustain the housing market. Toni is a unique force in housing and real estate; with an entrepreneurial background in corporate intelligence, strategy, market positioning and trend forecasting, she is both a catalyst and connector to move agendas forward. With hands-on operational and senior management experience in 21 national mortgage markets around the world, Toni is one of few experts with a truly global perspective on the industry.
Frequently among the first to identify significant trends and articulate their impact, she is known for calling a series of international government meetings and giving industry-wide presentations and interviews (beginning in 2001) to draw attention to the role of international housing finance and investment as “the epicenter of the global economic fault line”. She believed that this role, in combination with over-leverage and the accelerating forces of globalization were likely to cause an unprecedented global economic fracture.
To amplify her efforts, the following year (in 2002) Toni launched the revolutionary annual EuroCatalyst conference series to share research, observations and ideas among the most respected peers in global housing finance. Today, the series continues as the AmeriCatalyst conference in Austin (Texas), which acts as a collaborative think tank to discuss current issues in housing finance and SFR in the context of globalization and generate innovative ideas across the housing finance and rental lifecycle. Renowned for its unparalleled content and powerhouse of participants, the event is considered the most influential and intellectually challenging conference experience in the industry.
Rick became CMO of Ten-X in January, 2016, after spending two years with Auction.com as an Executive Vice President. One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Rick has appeared on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR; briefed government organizations such as the Federal Reserve and Senate Banking Committee; and corporations like JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Deutsche Bank.
Prior to joining Auction.com, Rick was an Executive Vice President for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, which owns and operates multiple businesses in the mortgage, real estate and securities industries. Rick also spent eight years at RealtyTrac, where as senior vice president he was responsible for marketing, business development and data operations, and won the Stevie® Award for National Marketing Executive of the Year. Before RealtyTrac, Rick developed and executed sales and marketing programs for technology companies such as Fujitsu, JD Edwards, Toshiba, and Hitachi; start-ups like Tickets.com; and consumer brands including Pizza Hut, Acura and Cox Communications.
Rick is a member of the Corporate Board of Governors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and was included in Inman News’ Inman 100, an annual list of the most influential leaders in real estate in both 2013 and 2014.
Tim Skeet has worked in the City of London for over three decades and has specialised in the funding of financial institutions and mortgages. He is a frequent contributor to the media and a speaker at conferences and industry events. Over the past year Tim has published a number of articles on subjects such as trading and market liquidity, the impact of the bail-in regime as a solution for failing banks, hiring humanities graduates into the banking industry and the future of banking following the crisis.
Tim has spent over half his career working for Wall Street banks and played a role in trying to introduce covered bond finance to the United States. His current employment is as a Managing Director at RBS with responsibility for covered bonds and Northern Europe debt capital markets origination. He is also a board member of the International Capital Market Association, a global trade association that promotes the smooth running of the debt markets in Europe and elsewhere.
As chairman of the Investor Working Group on Bail-in, Tim works closely with investors and regulators in Europe examining the mechanisms for dealing with bank failures in future.
Marianne Sullivan was Fannie Mae's Senior Vice President for Single-Family Business Capabilities. Reporting to the head of Single- Family Mortgage Business, Sullivan was responsible for developing Fannie Mae’s Single-Family business capabilities strategy and execution. She led industry-wide innovation initiatives to streamline and automate key mortgage origination processes and tools including developing Collateral Underwriter™ and income and asset verification tools. Previously she has led the loan quality initiative, was the Single-Famly Credit Risk Officer and managed various credit management areas of the company.
Sullivan has more than 20 years of experience in mortgage banking and mortgage finance in Fannie Mae’s Finance, Multifamily, Credit, and Single-Family divisions. Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 1992, Sullivan was an Audit Manager at KPMG, with responsibility for supervising client relations and reviewing, researching, and auditing financial information for clients.
Sullivan has a bachelor of science in business administration from Georgetown University.
Craig Tillman serves as President of WeatherPredict Consulting Inc., a U.S.-based affiliate of RenaissanceRe that provides intelligence on natural perils to a range of entities. WeatherPredict focuses on modeling natural hazards as well as quantifying their effects on the range of exposures at risk. Craig leads a dedicated team of scientists with specialties ranging across oceanography, meteorology, wind engineering, aerodynamics and earthquake risk. He has been a key participant in the development of the StormStruck exhibit at Epcot ® at Walt Disney World ® Resort and the RenaissanceRe Wall of Wind, as well as RenaissanceRe’s series of Risk Mitigation Leadership Forums that examine the role of mitigation in natural catastrophe risk management.
Craig has been associated with RenaissanceRe since 1996. He was previously Chief Underwriting Officer for Glencoe Insurance Ltd. (now renamed RenaissanceRe Specialty Risks Ltd.), and also led RenaissanceRe’s Risk Modeling group. Craig currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) as well as the Research Advisory Council for the IBHS Research Center.
Craig holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mathematics, as well as the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) and Risk Management (ARM) designations. He is a longstanding member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.
Diane Tomb is Executive Director of the National Rental Home Council (NRHC), a non-partisan organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of the 16 million home single-family rental industry on legislative, regulatory and capital market matters. As the NRHC’s first Executive Director, Diane works to educate the public, the media and policymakers about the economic value of the industry and the benefits of large-scale, well-managed single-family rental housing platforms.
Diane is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur who founded DC-based public affairs and business advisory firm Tomb & Associates LLC in 2003. From 2011–2013, she served as President & CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), where she represented members on public policy issues before Congress and at the White House. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and in the White House in both the Reagan and Bush 41 Administrations. She also served as SVP for communications at the Fannie Mae Foundation. She currently serves as a commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform and is a member of the International Women’s Forum of Washington, DC.
Theodore W. Tozer was sworn in as President of Ginnie Mae on February 24, 2010, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage, banking, and securities industries. As President of Ginnie Mae, Mr. Tozer operates a multi-billion dollar corporation, administer the mortgage-backed securities program, and oversee enterprise-wide risk management initiatives including capital market activity.
Prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Tozer served as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at the National City Mortgage Company (NCM) for over 20 years. There, his responsibilities included pipeline hedging, pricing, loan sales, loan delivery, and credit guideline exceptions. While at NCM, the company’s annual loan sales grew from $1 billion in 1989 to $106 billion in 2003. During his tenure, NCM never experienced a loss.
Previously, Mr. Tozer served as Vice President and Investment Operations Manager at the BancOhio National Bank from 1979 to 1986. In this capacity, he was responsible for all operational support functions of the bank's bond portfolio and securities dealer. From 1986 to 1989, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BancOhio Mortgage Company - which later became National City Mortgage - where he was in charge of overseeing loan delivery, pipeline hedging, pricing, corporate accounting, servicing investor reporting, and product development. In this role, Mr. Tozer was instrumental in transforming National City from an "originate and hold" lender to an "originate and sell" lender. In 1988, under his leadership, BancOhio Mortgage originated about $200 million in residential mortgages eligible for sale in the secondary market.
Mr. Tozer has also served as a charter member of Fannie Mae’s National Lender Advisory Board since 2008. Since 2002, Tozer has been a member of Freddie Mac’s National Lender Advisory Board. From 2002 to 2004, he was Chairman of the Capital Markets committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA). While Chairman, Mr. Tozer successfully worked with Ginnie Mae to change the structure of the Ginnie Mae II security. He also significantly influenced MBA’s decision to advocate for the Federal Home Loan Banks, as an effective alternative to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Tozer also served as a member of the MBA’s Board of Governors from 2002 to 2004, as trustee of the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association from 1999 to 2001, and as part of the Fannie Mae Midwest Secondary Advisory Group from 1994 to 1999.
Mr. Tozer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1980 and a Certified Management Accountant in 1984.
Christopher is an investment banker and author who lives in New York City. Over the past three decades, he has worked for financial firms such as Bear, Stearns & Co., Prudential Securities, Tangent Capital Partners and Carrington. Most recently, he was Senior Managing Director and Head of Research at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, where he was responsible for financial institutions, corporate and sovereign ratings. He was a cofounder and principal of Institutional Risk Analytics from 2003 through 2013. Christopher is the author of the December 2010 book, "Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream," now in a second printing from John Wiley & Sons. He is co-author with Frederick Feldkamp of the 2014 book “Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence & the Wealth of Nations” published by John Wiley & Sons. Christopher is a member of the advisory boards of Weiss Residential Research in Natick, MA. He previously served as a fellow of Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University (2008-2014). Christopher is a member of the Finance Department Advisory Council at the Villanova School of Business and a member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Christopher is a member of the National Association of Business Economists. He is a member of Professional Risk Managers International Association (www.prmia.org) and was regional director of PRMIA’s Washington DC chapter from 2006 through January 2010. Christopher contributes articles to Zero Hedge, American Banker, Housing Wire and The National Interest. Christopher has testified before Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on a range of financial, economic and political issues. He appears regularly in such media outlets as CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News and Business News Network. He is active in social media under the Twitter handle “rcwhalen”. Christopher has a conversational command of Spanish. A partial listing of his speeches, articles and interviews is available online at www.rcwhalen.com.
Mark Wolf is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AHV Communities. He is responsible for executive oversight, managing new acquisitions, strategic partnerships, investor relations and operations. Since inception, he has overseen the acquisition and construction of over 1,500 lots and secured capital commitments of over $300 million.
Prior to forming AHV Communities, Mark was a Founding Partner of the multifamily platform at Greenlaw Partners in Newport Beach where he was responsible for the oversight of multifamily investments. In addition, he was the Founder and Managing Principal at Sicuro Realty Partners, a multifaceted advisor capital provider for the multifamily sector.
Over the course of his 20 year career, Mark has been directly involved in the acquisition, development, construction financing and lease-up of over 12,000 multifamily units requiring $3 billion in capitalization and an aggregate in excess of $4 billion encompassing all real estate types spanning the United States.
Mark attended the University of Arizona and graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida with a B.S. in Finance and International Business. He currently holds his real estate sales license in the State of California.