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Ladder Capital Corp (LADR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Fishman

70 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Mazzei

54 2012 President

Brian Harris

54 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Marc Fox

55 2008 Chief Financial Officer

Pamela McCormack

44 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Greta Guggenheim

54 2012 Chief Investment Officer

Kelly Porcella

2016 General Counsel

Thomas Harney

53 2010 Head of Merchant Banking and Capital Markets

Robert Perelman

52 2008 Head of Asset Management

Jonathan Bilzin

40 2013 Independent Director

Douglas Durst

70 Independent Director

Howard Park

51 2013 Independent Director

Joel Peterson

68 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Fishman

Mr. Alan Fishman is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Ladder Capital Corp. Alan H. Fishman. Mr. Fishman was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Ladder Capital Corp at its formation in May 2013 and previously was Non-Executive Chairman of LCFH since its formation in October 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Fishman was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Washington Mutual Inc. and its holding company in September 2008 for a brief period immediately preceding the holding company’s being placed into receivership and Washington Mutual Inc.’s merger immediately thereafter with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Mr. Fishman also previously served as Chairman of Meridian Capital Group from April 2007 to September 2008 and President of Sovereign Bank Corp from June 2006 until December 2006. From March 2001 until its sale to Sovereign Bank Corp in June 2006, Mr. Fishman served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Independence Community Bank. Mr. Fishman also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chairman of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and on the boards of several other not-for-profit and civic organizations. Mr. Fishman earned a B.S. from Brown University and a Masters in Economics from Columbia University. Mr. Fishman’s extensive financial management experience qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board.

Michael Mazzei

Mr. Michael Mazzei is President of Ladder Capital Corp. Mr. Mazzei was appointed as President of Ladder in June 2012. From September 2009 to June 2012, Mr. Mazzei served as a Managing Director and Global Head of the CMBS and Bank Loan Syndication Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, Mr. Mazzei served as Co-Head of CMBS and Commercial Real Estate Debt Markets at Barclays Capital from March 2004 to June 2009. Prior to Barclays Capital, Mr. Mazzei spent 20 years at Lehman Brothers, 18 years in commercial real estate finance-related functions. Having started in commercial mortgage trading in 1984, Mr. Mazzei became the head of CMBS in 1991 and served as the Co-Head of Global Real Estate Investment Banking from March 2002 to February 2004. Mr. Mazzei has a total of 28 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. Mr. Mazzei earned a B.S. in Finance from Baruch College CUNY and a J.D. from St. John’s University, and is a graduate of the New York University Real Estate Institute.

Brian Harris

Mr. Brian Harris is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ladder Capital Corp. Brian Harris. Mr. Harris is a co-founder of Ladder. Mr. Harris has been a director of Ladder Capital Corp since its formation in May 2013 and a director of LCFH since its formation in October 2008. Mr. Harris has over 30 years of experience in the real estate and financial markets. Prior to forming Ladder, Mr. Harris served as a Senior Partner, Managing Director and Head of Global Commercial Real Estate at Dillon Read Capital Management (“DRCM”), a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS AG, from June 2006 to May 2007, managing over $500 million of equity capital from UBS AG for DRCM’s commercial real estate activities globally. Prior to that, Mr. Harris served as Managing Director and Head of Global Commercial Real Estate at UBS Securities LLC from June 1999 to June 2006, managing UBS’ proprietary commercial real estate activities globally. Mr. Harris also served as a member of the board of directors of UBS Investment Bank from April 2003 to September 2005. From March 1996 to April 1999, Mr. Harris served as Head of Commercial Mortgage Trading at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and was responsible for managing all proprietary commercial real estate investment and trading activities. Prior to that, Mr. Harris also worked in the real estate groups at Smith Barney (from 1994 to 1996), Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (from 1991 to 1994), Lehman Brothers (from 1989 to 1991), Salomon Brothers (from 1986 to 1988) and Chemical Bank (from 1985 to 1986). Mr. Harris earned a B.S. in Biology and an M.B.A. from The State University of New York at Albany. Mr. Harris’ real estate and financial experience qualify him to serve as a member of our Board.

Marc Fox

Mr. Marc Fox is Chief Financial Officer of Ladder Capital Corp. Mr. Fox was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Ladder in November 2008. From January 1999 through 2008, Mr. Fox served as Treasurer of Capmark Financial Group Inc. (“Capmark”), where Mr. Fox formulated and executed its worldwide funding strategies, including commercial real estate-based financing strategies. From 1994 through 1998, prior to his appointment as Treasurer, Mr. Fox managed a group responsible for the underwriting and closing of large commercial real estate loans. He left Capmark within one year before its filing for bankruptcy in late 2009. Mr. Fox was significantly involved in the formation of Capmark’s wholly owned banking platform and debt management of Capmark Bank, a regulated industrial bank subsidiary of Capmark. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Fox worked as a commercial real estate appraiser and consultant at Herskowitz, Rosen & Walton. Mr. Fox has a total of 24 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. Mr. Fox earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Pamela McCormack

Ms. Pamela L. McCormack is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Ms. McCormack is a co-founder of the Company and has served as General Counsel since Ladder's formation in October 2008. Ms. McCormack was subsequently appointed as the Company's Chief Strategy Officer in 2014. Before forming Ladder, Ms. McCormack served as Head/Co-Head of Transaction Management - Global Commercial Real Estate at both Dillon Read and UBS, managing a team responsible for the structuring, negotiation and closing of all real estate investments globally. Prior to joining UBS, Ms. McCormack worked as Vice President and Counsel at Credit Suisse and as an associate at leading global law firms. Ms. McCormack received a B. A. in English, cum laude , from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.

Greta Guggenheim

Ms. Greta Guggenheim is Chief Investment Officer of Ladder Capital Corp. Ms. Guggenheim is a co-founder of Ladder and was President of Ladder from its formation in October 2008 through June 2012 and was appointed Chief Investment Officer in June 2012. Prior to forming Ladder, Ms. Guggenheim served as a Managing Director and Head of Origination at DRCM from June 2006 to June 2007. Before joining DRCM, Ms. Guggenheim served as a Managing Director in Originations at UBS from May 2002 to June 2006. Prior to joining UBS, Ms. Guggenheim served as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. from October 2000 to April 2002 and previously worked in real estate investment banking and commercial real estate lending at Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse First Boston from 1986 to 1999. Ms. Guggenheim has a total of 27 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. Ms. Guggenheim earned a B.A. in Economics and Spanish Literature from Swarthmore College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kelly Porcella

Ms. Kelly Porcella is General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Porcella joined Ladder in March 2009 and has served as Associate General Counsel since December 2013. Ms. Porcella is primarily responsible for the Company's corporate governance, legal and regulatory matters. Ms. Porcella is actively involved in all legal aspects of the Company's business, including strategic initiatives and financing. Before joining Ladder, Ms. Porcella worked at Dillon Read and UBS, serving as a key member of the team responsible for the management of the firm's balance sheet assets. Ms. Porcella received a B.S. in Marketing, summa cum laude , from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University and a J.D., magna cum laude , from St. John's University School of Law.

Thomas Harney

Mr. Thomas Harney is Head of Merchant Banking and Capital Markets of Ladder Capital Corp. Mr. Harney was appointed Head of Merchant Banking & Capital Markets of Ladder in October 2010. Prior to joining Ladder, Mr. Harney served as the Head of Real Estate at Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, a private merchant banking group based in New York from 2008 to 2010. Before joining Tri-Artisan, Mr. Harney served as Senior Managing Director of the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Bear Stearns, where Mr. Harney worked from 1997 to 2008. Prior to that, from 1983 to 1997 Mr. Harney held senior investment banking and principal investment/finance roles related to commercial real estate at Olympia & York, Merrill Lynch, BT Securities and a series of private investment partnerships. Mr. Harney has extensive experience in completing large-scale M&A transactions, as well as a broad range of debt and equity securities transactions in both public and private formats. Mr. Harney has a total of 29 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. Mr. Harney graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the New York University Real Estate Finance & Development Program

Robert Perelman

Mr. Robert Perelman is Head of Asset Management of Ladder Capital Corp. Robert Perelman. Mr. Perelman is a co-founder of Ladder and was appointed as Head of Asset Management of Ladder at its formation in October 2008. Prior to forming Ladder, Mr. Perelman served as a Director and Head of Asset Management at UBS Securities LLC from June 2007 to October 2007 and, previously prior to the launch of DRCM, from April 2006 to June 2006. Prior to being re-integrated to UBS Securities LLC, Mr. Perelman served as a Director and Head of Asset Management at DRCM from June 2006 to June 2007. In that capacity, Mr. Perelman managed a team responsible for the portfolio management of all real estate investments globally. Prior to joining DRCM, Mr. Perelman served as a Managing Director and Partner at Hudson Realty Capital LLC), a private equity fund, where Mr. Perelman worked from June 2003 to March 2006 and was responsible for loan origination, real estate investments and asset management. Before joining Hudson Realty, Mr. Perelman served as a Director at Credit Suisse from February 1998 to May 2003. During his tenure at Credit Suisse, Mr. Perelman had significant responsibility for the structuring and closing of a wide variety of real estate investments within the United States and Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Perelman worked as a real estate and finance attorney at each of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP (from 1996 to 1998), Hahn & Hessen LLP (from 1991 to 1996) and Kaye Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler (from 1988 to 1991). Mr. Perelman has a total of 25 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. Mr. Perelman earned a B.S. in Telecommunications Management from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Jonathan Bilzin

Mr. Jonathan Bilzin is Independent Director of Ladder Capital Corp. Mr. Bilzin was appointed as a director of Ladder Capital Corp at its formation in May 2013. Previously, Mr. Bilzin had been a director of LCFH since its formation in October 2008. Mr. Bilzin is a Managing Director of TowerBrook, an investment management firm, where Mr. Bilzin has served since its formation in March 2005. Mr. Bilzin serves on TowerBrook’s Management Committee. Mr. Bilzin also serves as a director of Ironshore Inc., Sound Inpatient Physicians, Inc., Unison Site Management LLC, Rave Holdings LLC, Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC and Wilton Industries, Inc. Mr. Bilzin earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Bilzin’s senior role at TowerBrook and his business experience qualify him to serve as a member of our Board.

Douglas Durst

Mr. Douglas Durst is Independent Director of Ladder Capital Corp. Mr. Durst was appointed a director of Ladder Capital Corp in January 2014. Mr. Durst is chairman of, and a member of the third generation to lead, the Durst Organization, one of the oldest family-run, commercial and residential real estate companies in New York City. Mr. Durst joined the organization in 1968 and has acted as its chairman since 1994. Mr. Durst serves as a director of the Real Estate Board of New York, The New School, The Trust for Public Land, Project for Public Spaces, The Roundabout Theater and Primary Stages. Mr. Durst is also a trustee of The Old York Foundation, established by his father, which is committed to helping people through education to understand the history and issues facing New York City. In addition, Mr. Durst has been an environmental activist for many years and created one of the largest organic farms in New York State. Mr. Durst earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Doctor of Humane Letters from each of the City University of New York and Allegheny College. Mr. Durst’s extensive experience in the real estate industry qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board.

Howard Park

Mr. Howard Park is Independent Director of Ladder Capital Corp. Mr. Park was appointed as a director of Ladder Capital Corp at its formation in May 2013. Previously, Mr. Park had been a director of our operating partnership, Ladder Capital Finance Holdings LLLP (“LCFH”) since its formation in October 2008. Mr. Park has served as a Managing Director of GI Partners since March 2003. Mr. Park serves or has served on the boards of Logibec Inc., SoftLayer Technologies, Inc., The Planet, Inc., Telx Corporation, Advoserv, Inc., Plum Healthcare Group, LLC and PC Helps Support, LLC. Mr. Park graduated cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. in Economics and earned an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Mr. Park’s leadership role at GI Partners and his business experience qualify him to serve as a member of our Board.

Joel Peterson

Mr. Joel C. Peterson is Independent Director of Ladder Capital Corp. Mr. Peterson was appointed a director of Ladder Capital Corp in January 2014. Previously, Mr. Peterson had been a director of LCFH since its formation in October 2008. In 1995, Mr. Peterson founded Peterson Partners and remains an active partner of such organization. Between 1973 and 1991, Mr. Peterson was treasurer, chief financial officer, a member of the board of directors and ultimately Managing Partner of Trammell Crow Company, one of the world’s largest real estate development firms. In addition, since 1992, Mr. Peterson has been a consulting professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where Mr. Peterson has taught courses in real estate investment, entrepreneurship and leadership. Mr. Peterson serves as director of Franklin Covey, Co., Bonobos, Integra Partners and Packsize. Mr. Peterson also serves as Chairman of JetBlue Airways Corporation and is an Overseer at the Hoover Institute. Mr. Peterson earned a B.S. from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Peterson’s extensive experience in the real estate industry and financial management qualify him to serve as a member of our Board.