People: NorthStar Realty Finance Corp (NRF)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Hamamoto

53 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Albert Tylis

39 2013 President

Debra Hess

49 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Gilbert

43 2013 Chief Investment and Operating Officer

Ronald Lieberman

43 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

W. Minami

56 2010 Lead Independent Non-Management Director

C. Preston Butcher

74 2004 Director

Stephen Cummings

57 2009 Independent Director

Judith Hannaway

61 2004 Independent Director

Oscar Junquera

59 2011 Independent Director

Louis Paglia

55 2010 Independent Director

Sridhar Sambamurthy

51 2011 Independent Director

Joseph Calabrese

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Biographies

Name Description

David Hamamoto

Mr. David T. Hamamoto is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Mr. Hamamoto has been our Chairman since October 2007 and is one of our directors. Mr. Hamamoto has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2004 and as our President from October 2004 to April 2011. Mr. Hamamoto has also served as Chairman of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., or NorthStar Income, the first public, non-traded REIT sponsored by us, since February 2009 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2009 until January 2013. Mr. Hamamoto has also served as Chairman of NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., or NorthStar Healthcare, our second non-traded REIT sponsored by us, since January 2013. Mr. Hamamoto has further served as Chairman of NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. or NorthStar Income II, our third non-traded REIT sponsored by us which is currently seeking registration with the SEC, since December 2012. In July 1997, Mr. Hamamoto co-founded NorthStar Capital Investment Corp., the predecessor to the Company, for which he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until October 2004. From 1983 to 1997, Mr. Hamamoto worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was co-head of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area and general partner of the firm between 1994 and 1997. During Mr. Hamamoto's tenure at Goldman, Sachs & Co., he initiated the firm's effort to build a real estate principal investment business under the auspices of the Whitehall Funds. Mr. Hamamoto served as Executive Chairman from March 2011 until November 2012, and as Chairman, from February 2006 until March 2011, of the Board of Directors of Morgans Hotel Group Co., a public global hotel management and ownership company focused on the boutique sector. 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.

Albert Tylis

Mr. Albert Tylis is President of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Albert Tylis. Mr. Tylis currently serves as our President. Prior to his current position, Mr. Tylis served as our Co-President from April 2011 until January 2013, our Chief Operating Officer from January 2010 until January 2013, our Secretary from April 2006 until January 2013, an Executive Vice President from April 2006 until April 2011 and our General Counsel from April 2006 to April 2011. Mr. Tylis also served as Chief Operating Officer of NorthStar Income from October 2010 until January 2013 and as General Counsel and Secretary of NorthStar Income from October 2010 until April 2011. He has further served as Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Healthcare from April 2011 until January 2013 and as General Counsel and Secretary of NorthStar Healthcare from October 2010 until April 2011. Prior to joining the Company in August 2005, 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. Mr. Tylis holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

Debra Hess

Ms. Debra A. Hess has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Debra A. Hess. Ms. Hess currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer, a position she has held since July 2011. Ms. Hess has also served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Income since October 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Healthcare since March 2012. Ms. Hess has further served as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Income II since December 2012. Ms. Hess has significant financial, accounting and compliance experience at public companies. Ms. Hess most recently 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's Principal Finance Group and as a Manager of Financial Reporting in Goldman Sachs' 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 Chief Investment and Operating Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Daniel R. Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert serves as our Chief Investment and Operating Officer and is the Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar Realty Asset Management, LLC, the holding company for our asset management business. Mr. Gilbert also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar's non-traded REITs including NorthStar Income, NorthStar Healthcare and NorthStar Income II, as well as the President of NorthStar Income and NorthStar Income II. Mr. Gilbert served as Co-President of NorthStar from April 2011 until January 2013 and in various other senior management positions since our initial public offering in October 2004. Mr. Gilbert began serving as an executive officer of each of NorthStar Income, NorthStar Healthcare and NorthStar Income II from their inceptions, in January 2009, October 2010 and December 2012, respectively. Mr. Gilbert served as an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Mezzanine Lending of NorthStar Capital Investment Corp. our predecessor company. Prior to that role, Mr. Gilbert was with Merrill Lynch & Co. in its Global Principal Investments and Commercial Real Estate Department and prior to joining Merrill Lynch, held accounting and legal-related positions at Prudential Securities Incorporated. Mr. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Ronald Lieberman

Mr. Ronald J. Lieberman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Ronald J. Lieberman. Mr. Lieberman currently serves as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Lieberman has served as our General Counsel since April 2011, an Executive Vice President since April 2012 and as Assistant Secretary from April 2011 until January 2013. Mr. Lieberman has also served as General Counsel and Secretary of NorthStar Income and NorthStar Healthcare since October 2011 and April 2011, respectively, and as an Executive Vice President of each of those companies since January 2013. Mr. Lieberman has further served as General Counsel and Secretary of NorthStar Income II since December 2012 and as Executive Vice President of that company since March 2013. Prior to joining NorthStar, 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, including mortgage 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., during which time Entrade was a public company listed on the NYSE. Mr. Lieberman began his legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. Mr. Lieberman holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor, each from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

W. Minami

Mr. Wesley D. Minami is Lead Independent Non-Management Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Wesley D. Minami. Mr. Minami has been one of our directors since September 2004. 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, an apartment company 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. Consideration for Recommendation: Mr. Minami, who has served as President of a publicly-traded REIT, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of a real estate company and in various financial service capacities, brings corporate finance, operations, public company and executive leadership expertise to our Board.

C. Preston Butcher

Mr. C. Preston Butcher is Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., since September 2004. C. Preston Butcher. Mr. Butcher has been one of our directors since September 2004. Since 1998, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Partners (formerly known as Lincoln Property Company N.C., Inc.), a real estate and development and management firm, in Foster City, California. Legacy Partners develops and manages income property in the western United States. From 1967 to 1998, Mr. Butcher served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Regional Partner of Lincoln Property Company N.C., Inc. Mr. Butcher co-founded, formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and presently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council, a national trade association whose members are the major apartment owners and managers throughout the United States. He also co-founded and currently serves as a Director of the California Housing Council. He is a Director of the Charles Schwab Corp., a securities brokerage and related financial services firm and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and director of KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT, Inc., a real estate investment trust, since August 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Stephen Cummings

Mr. Stephen E. Cummings is Independent Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., Stephen E. Cummings. Mr. Cummings has been one of our directors since December 2009. Mr. Cummings currently serves as Head of Investment Banking Americas Corporate Client Solutions for UBS Investment Bank, a position he has held since November 2012 and also serves as Chairman for the Investment Bank in the Americas, for UBS Investment Bank, a position he started in April 2011. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Cummings was Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking and a member of Wachovia Corporation's Operating Committee. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Cummings served in a number of different leadership roles at Wachovia (and First Union Corporation, a predecessor to Wachovia), including their Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Banking and Capital Markets Divisions. Before joining Wachovia, Mr. Cummings served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. from 1993 to 1998. Mr. Cummings began his investment banking career in 1979 in the Corporate Finance Division of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated in New York and joined Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. in 1984. Mr. Cummings has a B.A. in administrative science from Colby College and a M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Consideration for Recommendation: Mr. Cummings has significant financial experience, developed through his roles as Head of Investment Banking Americas Corporate Client Solutions and Chairman for the Investment Bank in the Americas for UBS Investment Bank, as well as Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking and a member of Wachovia Corporation's Operating Committee. Mr. Cummings has also served in a number of executive positions with oversight of financial operations, merger and acquisition and capital markets activities.

Judith Hannaway

Ms. Judith A. Hannaway is Independent Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Ms. Hannaway has been one of our directors since September 2004. Currently, and 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 as a Senior Vice President in Alternative Investment Product Development. She joined Kidder Peabody 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.

Oscar Junquera

Mr. Oscar J. Junquera is Independent Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., since April 2011. Oscar Junquera. Mr. Junquera has been one of our directors since April 2011. Mr. Junquera is the founder of PanMar Capital llc and has been their Managing Partner since its formation in January 2008. Mr. Junquera worked on matters related to the formation of PanMar Capital llc from July 2007 until December 2008. From 1980 until June 2007, Mr. Junquera was at PaineWebber, which was sold to UBS AG in 2000. He began at PaineWebber in the Investment Banking Division and was appointed Managing Director in 1988, Group Head¬Financial Institutions in 1990 and a member of the Investment Banking Executive Committee in 1995. Following the sale of PaineWebber to UBS in 2000, Mr. Junquera was appointed Global Head of Asset Management Investment Banking at UBS and was responsible for establishing and building the bank's franchise with mutual fund, institutional, high net worth and alternative asset management firms, as well as banks, insurance and financial services companies active in asset management. Mr. Junquera is on the Board of Directors of HF2 Financial Management Inc. and Toroso Investments LLC. Mr. Junquera is on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and is a supporter of various other charitable organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Consideration for Recommendation: Mr. Junquera has over 25 years of investment banking experience, most recently as a Managing Director in the Global Financial Institutions Group at UBS Investment Bank and Global Head of Asset Management Investment Banking.

Louis Paglia

Mr. Louis J. Paglia is Independent Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., since February 2006. Mr. Paglia has been one of our directors since February 2006. Mr. Paglia 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 received 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..

Sridhar Sambamurthy

Mr. Sridhar Sambamurthy is Independent Director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., since April 2011. Sridhar Sambamurthy. Mr. Sambamurthy has been one of our directors since April 2011. Mr. Sambamurthy is currently Managing Principal and Co-Founder of West Point Partners LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm based in New York and has been acting in that capacity since April 2009. From April 2005 until December 2008, Mr. Sambamurthy was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Starwood Capital Group. While at Starwood Capital Group, Mr. Sambamurthy was responsible for corporate, entity level and platform investments in real estate, lodging, leisure, gaming and alternative sectors. Mr. Sambamurthy was also involved with various restructurings and debt transactions. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, from February 2002 until March 2005, Mr. Sambamurthy was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where he was the head of the mergers and acquisitions and restructuring practice for the real estate lodging and leisure sectors for the Americas. Mr. Sambamurthy was also an Executive Director in the real estate investment banking group at Morgan Stanley where he served from 1994 until January 2002. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Sambamurthy held positions at Vornado Realty Trust, Ernst & Young and AF Ferguson & Co. Mr. Sambamurthy is a member of multiple civic organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, Council of Foreign Relations, U.S. India Business Council and New Jersey SEEDS. He is a certified public accountant and received a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Madras and a Master of Business Administration from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Joseph Calabrese

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