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Northstar Realty Finance Corp (NRF)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Hamamoto

56 2007 Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Langer

46 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

Debra Hess

52 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Gilbert

46 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer

Ronald Lieberman

46 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Albert Tylis

42 2015 Member of the Management Board

Judith Hannaway

64 2004 Independent Director

Wesley Minami

59 2004 Independent Director

Louis Paglia

58 2006 Independent Director

Gregory Rush

45 2016 Independent Director

Charles Schoenherr

56 2014 Independent Director

Joseph Calabrese

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

David Hamamoto

Mr. David T. Hamamoto is a Chairman of the Board of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Hamamoto is our Chairman, a position he has held since October 2007 (having previously served as a director since October 2003). Mr. Hamamoto previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from October 2004 until August 2015 and as President from October 2004 until April 2011. Mr. Hamamoto also serves as Executive Chairman of NSAM, a position he has held since August 2015 and maintains as co-employee, having previously served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 2014 until August 2015. Mr. Hamamoto has been Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (“NorthStar Europe”) since October 2015 and has served as one of its directors since June 2015. Additionally, since December 2013, Mr. Hamamoto serves as a member of the advisory committee of RXR Realty LLC (“RXR Realty”), a leading real estate operating and investment management company focused on high-quality real estate investments in the New York Tri-State area and a co-sponsor of NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Real Estate, Inc. (“NorthStar/RXR”). Mr. Hamamoto also serves as a member of the executive committee of Island Hospitality Management Inc. since January 2015. Mr. Hamamoto previously served as Chairman of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“NS Income”) from February 2009 until August 2015 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2009 until January 2013. In addition, Mr. Hamamoto served as Chairman of NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. (“NS Healthcare”) from January 2013 until January 2014, and of NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. (“NS Income II”) from December 2012 until August 2015. Mr. Hamamoto holds a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Langer

Mr. Jonathan A. Langer is a President, Chief Executive Officer of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Langer has also served as Executive Vice President of NSAM since August 2015, a position he maintains as a co-employee. Previously, Mr. Langer had been a Partner at Fireside Investments, a private investment firm, from 2012 to January 2015. Mr. Langer had also served as a consultant to Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) and its special transaction committee from May 2015 to September 2015, having previously served as a member of MHGC’s board of directors from June 2013 to May 2015. From 1994 to 2009, Mr. Langer was employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he primarily worked as a Partner in its Real Estate Principal Investment Area (REPIA), which, among other activities, oversaw the Whitehall Funds. Mr. Langer’s responsibilities at Goldman, Sachs & Co. included overseeing REPIA’s North American real estate and global lodging investment efforts. During his tenure at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mr. Langer also served on the boards of various companies, such as Icon Parking and Westin Hotels and Resorts. Following Goldman, Sachs & Co, Mr. Langer joined Bain Capital, where he worked in private equity investing for its North American region during 2010 and 2011. Mr. Langer has previously served as a member of the board of directors of Kerzner International Resorts, Inc., Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Strategic Hotel Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Mr. Langer holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Debra Hess

Ms. Debra A. Hess is a Chief Financial Officer of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Ms. Hess also serves as Chief Financial Officer of NSAM, a position she has held since January 2014 and maintains as a co-employee. Until August 2015, Ms. Hess served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NS Income, NS Healthcare, NS Income II and NorthStar/RXR, positions she had held from October 2011, March 2012, December 2012 and March 2014, respectively. Ms. Hess also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Europe from June 2015 to November 2015. Ms. Hess has significant financial, accounting and compliance experience at public companies. Ms. Hess previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Compliance 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 & Co.’s Principal Finance Group and as a Manager of Financial Reporting in Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Finance Division. Prior to 1993, Ms. Hess was employed by Chemical Banking Corporation in the corporate credit policy group and by Arthur Andersen & Company as a supervisory senior auditor. Ms. Hess holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University in New York, New York.

Daniel Gilbert

Mr. Daniel R. Gilbert is a Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Gilbert also serves as Chief Investment and Operating Officer of NorthStar Asset Management Group, Ltd, a subsidiary of NSAM, a position he has held since June 2014 and maintains as a co-employee. Mr. Gilbert serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NS Income, positions he has held since August 2015, January 2013 and March 2011, respectively. Mr. Gilbert further serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NS Income II, positions he has held since December 2012 and, with respect to his role as Chairman, since August 2015. Mr. Gilbert has also served as the Executive Chairman of NS Healthcare since January 2014, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer from August 2012 to January 2014 and Chief Investment Officer from October 2010 to February 2012. Mr. Gilbert further serves as the Co-Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar/RXR, positions he has held since March 2014 and, with respect to his role as Co-Chairman, since August 2015. Mr. Gilbert has also served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar Corporate Income Master Fund and its two feeder funds (collectively, “NorthStar Corporate Income Fund”), positions he has held since July 2015 and, with respect to his role as Chairman, since January 2016 (having previously served as sole trustee since July 2015). Mr. Gilbert has also served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NorthStar Real Estate Capital Income Master Fund and its two feeder funds (collectively, “NorthStar Real Estate Capital Fund”), positions he has held since October 2015 and, and as Chairman, since March 2016 (having previously served as sole trustee since October 2015). Mr. Gilbert currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Investment Program Association. Mr. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Ronald Lieberman

Mr. Ronald J. Lieberman is a Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Lieberman also serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of NSAM, positions he has held since January 2014 and maintains as a co-employee. Mr. Lieberman also serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for NorthStar/RXR, positions he has held since March 2014. In addition, Mr. Lieberman has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of NorthStar Corporate Income Fund since July 2015 and of NorthStar Real Estate Capital Fund since October 2015. Mr. Lieberman further serves on the Executive Committee of American Healthcare Investors, LLC. In addition, since February 2016, Mr. Lieberman has served as a member of the board of directors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc. Mr. Lieberman previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of NS Healthcare from January 2013, April 2011 and April 2011, respectively, until May 2016. Until August 2015, Mr. Lieberman had served as General Counsel and Secretary of NS Income and NS Income II from October 2011 and December 2012, respectively, and as Executive Vice President of each of these companies from January 2013 and March 2013, respectively. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Lieberman was a partner in the Real Estate Capital Markets practice at the law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP. Mr. Lieberman practiced at Hunton & Williams from September 2000 until March 2011 where he advised numerous REITs and specialized in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, corporate governance and other board advisory matters. Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Mr. Lieberman was the associate general counsel at Entrade, Inc. Mr. Lieberman holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor, each from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Albert Tylis

Mr. Albert Tylis is a Member of the Management Board of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Tylis has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of NSAM since August 2015 and January 2014, respectively, positions he maintains as a co-employee. Mr. Tylis has been a member of our board of directors since August 2015, a position he will maintain through the annual meeting. Mr. Tylis has also served as a member of NSAM’s board of directors since August 2015. Mr. Tylis has served as a member of the board of directors of NorthStar Europe since October 2015. Prior to joining our board in August 2015, Mr. Tylis served as our President from January 2013 until August 2015, Co-President from April 2011 until January 2013, Chief Operating Officer from January 2010 until January 2013, Secretary from April 2006 until January 2013, and an Executive Vice President and General Counsel from April 2006 until April 2011. Mr. Tylis served as Chief Operating Officer of NS Income from October 2010 until January 2013. He has further served as Chairman of the board of directors of NS Healthcare from April 2011 until January 2013. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Tylis was the Director of Corporate Finance and General Counsel of ASA Institute and from September 1999 through February 2005, Mr. Tylis was a senior attorney at the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, where he was a member of the Corporate Finance and Securities Group, the Transactions Group, the Banking, Business and Public Finance Group and supported the firm’s Real Estate Group. Additionally, Mr. Tylis has served as a member of the advisory committee of RXR Realty since December 2013. Mr. Tylis holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

Judith Hannaway

Ms. Judith A. Hannaway is an Independent Director of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Ms. Hannaway also serves as an independent director of NSAM and NorthStar Europe, positions she has held since June 2014 and October 2015, respectively. During the past five years, Ms. Hannaway has acted as a consultant to various financial institutions. Prior to acting as a consultant, Ms. Hannaway was previously employed by Scudder Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank Asset Management, as a Managing Director. Ms. Hannaway joined Scudder Investments in 1994 and was responsible for Special Product Development including closed-end funds, off shore funds and REIT funds. Prior to joining Scudder Investments, Ms. Hannaway was employed by Kidder Peabody & Co. Incorporated as a Senior Vice President in Alternative Investment Product Development. She joined Kidder Peabody & Co. Incorporated in 1980 as a Real-Estate Product Manager. Ms. Hannaway holds a Bachelor of Arts from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and a Master of Business Administration from Simmons College Graduate Program in Management.

Wesley Minami

Mr. Wesley D. Minami is an Independent Director of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Minami also serves as an independent director of NSAM and NorthStar Europe, positions he has held since June 2014 and October 2015, respectively. Mr. Minami served as President of Billy Casper Golf LLC from 2003 until March 2012, at which time he ceased acting as President and began serving as Principal. From 2001 to 2002, he served as President of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc., a REIT that was listed on the NYSE. In this capacity, Mr. Minami was responsible for the development, construction, acquisition and property management of over 22,000 high-rise apartments in five major U.S. markets. He resigned from this position after completing the transition and integration of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. from an independent public company to a division of Archstone-Smith Trust, an apartment company that was listed on the NYSE. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Minami worked as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Operating Officer of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc. Prior to 1997, Mr. Minami served in various financial service capacities for numerous entities, including Ascent Entertainment Group, Comsat Corporation, Oxford Realty Services Corporation and Satellite Business Systems. Mr. Minami holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with honors, from Grinnell College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Louis Paglia

Mr. Louis J. Paglia is an Independent Director of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Paglia also serves as an independent director of NSAM, a position he has held since June 2014. Mr. Paglia also serves as a director of Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACGL), a position he has held since July 2014. Mr. Paglia is the founding member of Oakstone Capital LLC, a private investment firm, since January 2016. He previously founded Customer Choice LLC in April 2010, a data analytics company serving the electric utility industry. From April 2002 to March 2006, Mr. Paglia was the Executive Vice President of UIL Holdings Corporation, an electric utility, contracting and energy infrastructure company. Mr. Paglia was also President of UIL Holdings’ investment subsidiaries. From July 2002 through April 2005, Mr. Paglia also served as UIL Holdings’ Chief Financial Officer. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Paglia was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of eCredit.com, a credit evaluation software company. Prior to 1999, Mr. Paglia served as the Chief Financial Officer for TIG Holdings Inc. and Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Mr. Paglia holds a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gregory Rush

Mr. Gregory Z. Rush is an Independent Director of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Rush currently serves as Managing Member of Rush Capital Partners LLC (“RCP”), an investment firm he founded in September 2015 that is focused on value-add and opportunistic real estate investments in the United States and Europe. Prior to founding RCP, Mr. Rush was a Partner, Managing Director and Member of the Investment Committee at Dune Real Estate Partners, LP (“Dune”), an investment firm focused on managing a series of real estate private equity funds. Prior to joining Dune in 2005, Mr. Rush was an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley's Real Estate Investment Banking Group, which he joined in 2000. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Rush spent three years in the Real Estate Investment Banking department of Merrill Lynch & Co. (“Merrill Lynch”). From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Rush was a financial analyst with Vornado Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT. Mr. Rush is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute and serves as a Vice Chair on Urban Development and Mixed Use Council (Green Flight). Mr. Rush holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

Charles Schoenherr

Mr. Charles W. Schoenherr is an Independent Director of Northstar Realty finance Corp. Mr. Schoenherr also serves as an independent director of NorthStar Europe, a position he has held since October 2015. Mr. Schoenherr serves as Managing Director of Waypoint Residential, LLC, which invests in multifamily properties in the Sunbelt. He has served in this capacity since January 2011 and is responsible for sourcing acquisition opportunities and raising capital. Mr. Schoenherr also serves as an independent director of NS Income II, a position he has held since December 2012. Mr. Schoenherr previously served as an independent director of NS Income from January 2010 to October 2015. From June 2009 until January 2011, Mr. Schoenherr served as President of Scout Real Estate Capital, LLC, a full service real estate firm that focuses on acquiring, developing and operating hospitality assets, where he was responsible for managing the company’s properties and originating new acquisition and asset management opportunities. Prior to joining Scout Real Estate Capital, LLC, Mr. Schoenherr was the managing partner of Elevation Capital, LLC, where he advised real estate clients on debt and equity restructuring and performed due diligence and valuation analysis on new acquisitions between November 2008 and June 2009. Between September 1997 and October 2008, Mr. Schoenherr served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Lehman Brothers’ Global Real Estate Group, where he was responsible for originating debt, mezzanine and equity transactions on all major property types throughout the United States. During his career he has also held senior management positions with GE Capital Corporation, GE Investments, Inc. and KPMG LLP, where he also practiced as a certified public accountant. Mr. Schoenherr holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Iona College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

Joseph Calabrese

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Hamamoto

10,302,000

Jonathan Langer

2,092,020

Debra Hess

1,948,350

Daniel Gilbert

6,852,380

Ronald Lieberman

979,102

Albert Tylis

6,852,380

Judith Hannaway

272,000

Wesley Minami

346,000

Louis Paglia

296,000

Gregory Rush

--

Charles Schoenherr

310,000

Joseph Calabrese

--
As Of  30 Dec 2015