Mr. Tennyson is President of Clayton Holdings LLC and is responsible for the overall operating results of the company’s business lines. Mr. Tennyson joined Clayton in February 2015 as Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Tennyson is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of B2R Finance, L.P. B2R (a Blackstone Group sponsored company) is a specialty finance start-up company dedicated to providing innovative mortgage financing for owner/operators of single family residential rental properties. Prior to B2R, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Lending Group and Managing Director of Strategic Growth Bank (“SGB”). Mr. Tennyson was responsible for the leadership and direction of the residential mortgage enterprise at SGB. Prior to joining SGB, Tennyson, was the Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte, NC based EquiFirst Corporation (a Barclays subsidiary) in addition to being a Managing Director of Barclays Capital. EquiFirst was a national non-agency mortgage lender and under Jeff’s leadership, EquiFirst grew from start-up to being a top 15 national lender with over 1,400 employees and originating over $12 billion annually in residential mortgage production.
Mr. Tennyson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a business degree from Harding University and an MBA from Harvard Business School