People: Ryland Group Inc (RYL.N)

RYL.N on New York Stock Exchange

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18 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Jews

62 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Lawrence Nicholson

56 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gordon Milne

62 2002 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Peter Skelly

50 2013 Chief Operating Officer

David Fristoe

57 2005 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Timothy Geckle

61 1997 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Cunnion

58 1999 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Ned Mansour

65 2000 Independent Director

Robert Mellor

70 1999 Independent Director

Norman Metcalfe

71 2000 Independent Director

Charlotte St. Martin

68 1996 Independent Director

Thomas Toomey

53 2013 Independent Director

Robert van Schoonenberg

67 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Jews

Mr. William L. Jews serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of Ryland Group Inc. Mr. Jews was instrumental in the expansion and growth of CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Mid-Atlantic markets that it served which led it to generate over $6 billion in annual revenue. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jews led this complex health insurance administrator and servicer during a time of numerous business, market and regulatory challenges. He serves on the Board of a national hotel chain, Choice Hotels International, as well as having served as a Director of MBNA Corporation. He has also served on the Boards of Ecolabs Corp. and Bank of America.

Lawrence Nicholson

Mr. Lawrence T. Nicholson serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ryland Group Inc. Mr. Nicholson was promoted in June 2009 to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Ryland. Mr. Nicholson has been with Ryland since 1996 when he joined as a Division President in the South Region. Throughout his working career, Mr. Nicholson has held a wide variety of positions within the homebuilding industry. Given his experiece as a senior manager at all key levels within organization and his knowledge about the homebuilding business, Mr. Nicholson now leads organization with all the critical skills necessary to continue Ryland’s role as a public homebuilder. His role on the Board is essential to linking the operational and strategic decisions necessary to continue Ryland’s success.

Gordon Milne

Mr. Gordon A. Milne serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Ryland Group Inc. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from 2000-2002. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ryland, Gordon Milne oversees the company's financial, planning, investor relations and information system activities. As a key member of senior management, Mr. Milne is responsible for Ryland's relationships with the financial community, as well as managing various internal operations. Mr. Milne joined the company in January 2000 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Milne has more than 25 years of finance experience, encompassing work in the energy, chemical and homebuilding industries. Previously, he served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Agrium, Inc., in Calgary, Alberta, where he was responsible for accounting, tax, treasury, information systems, internal audit, insurance and investor relations. Prior to joining Agrium, Mr. Milne was division president of finance for Nexen in Calgary, Alberta, from 1994 to 1996. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Bow Valley Energy Inc., also in Calgary, from 1991 and 1994. In addition, he has direct experience in the homebuilding and mortgage-finance industries, having worked with KB Home Corporation from 1986 to 1991 as vice president of finance, treasurer, and president of KB Mortgage Company. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Milne earned his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Chicago and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Brigham Young University.

Peter Skelly

Mr. Peter G. Skelly serves as Chief Operating Officer of Ryland Group Inc. Mr. Skelly has 25 years of experience with Ryland in a variety of financial and operational leadership positions. During his career, Mr. Skelly has held positions as Regional Vice President of Financial Operations, Division President and Region President.

David Fristoe

Mr. David L. Fristoe serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Ryland Group Inc. He served as Senior Vice President, Controller, Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Information Officer of the Company (2000–2005). As senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for Ryland, David Fristoe oversees the financial reporting, accounting and information technology functions of the company. Mr. Fristoe began his career with Ryland in January 1995 as vice president of financial operations for the West region, where he was responsible for reporting and development, and implementation of operating and financial strategies. He was promoted to vice president, controller and chief accounting officer of Ryland in 1999 and to his current position in February 2000. Prior to joining Ryland, Mr. Fristoe served as corporate controller for a Southern California land developer and homebuilder, and as a real estate consultant with EY Kenneth Leventhal and Co. of Newport Beach, California. Mr. Fristoe is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Fristoe earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Timothy Geckle

Mr. Timothy J. Geckle serevs as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Ryland Group Inc. Tim Geckle oversees Ryland's legal representation and manages all legal matters for the company. Mr. Geckle joined Ryland in January 1991 to start Ryland's legal department. He was promoted to his current position in August 1997. Previously, he worked for Ryland's outside legal counsel, Piper Rudnick, handling Ryland's legal matters and transactions and specializing in corporate, securities and real estate law. Mr. Geckle earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco. He also is a graduate of Catholic University of America, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in religion and religious education.

Robert Cunnion

Mr. Robert J. Cunnion, III, serves as Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Ryland Group Inc. As senior vice president of human resources, Bob Cunnion oversees human resource and administration functions for Ryland and its operating divisions. Mr. Cunnion joined Ryland in January 1988 as a human resources manager for manufacturing and became the vice president of human resources for Ryland Building Company in 1991. In 1993 he was promoted to vice president of human resources for Ryland's West region. He assumed his current position in 1999. Prior to joining Ryland, Mr. Cunnion was employed with Owens-Corning Fiberglass for 10 years in various personnel management positions. Mr. Cunnion earned a master's degree in management from Northwestern University. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Juniata College.

Ned Mansour

Mr. Ned Mansour serves as an Independent Director of Ryland Group Inc. Mr. Mansour served as President of Mattel, Inc, until his retirement in March 2000. He joined Mattel in 1978 as an attorney and held numerous positions before becoming President, including President of Corporate Operations, President of Mattel USA, Chief Administrative Officer, and Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Mansour previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Mattel, Inc., Big Lots, Inc., a national retailer, and Blue Nile, Inc.

Robert Mellor

Mr. Robert E. Mellor serves as an Independent Director of Ryland Group Inc. As Chairman and CEO of Building Materials Holding Corporation, Mr. Mellor headed a corporation that was a key supplier of labor and materials to the homebuilding industry. As a result, Mr. Mellor has a knowledge of Ryland’s core homebuilding business and the challenges faced in the markets that drive business results. As a result of the downturn in the building materials industry, Building Materials Holding Corporation went through a Chapter 11 restructuring in 2009 and emerged from the restructuring in 2010. Mr. Mellor is no longer an officer or director of Building Materials Holding Corporation. Mr. Mellor previously was of counsel with the national law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP and, therefore, has a knowledge and understanding of the legal issues and regulatory complexities that Ryland must address as a publicly traded homebuilder. As the Chairman of the Board and Lead Director of two well recognized companies, he provides experience to Board in the ever-changing landscape of corporate governance and strategic planning.

Norman Metcalfe

Mr. Norman J. Metcalfe serves as an Independent Director of Ryland Group Inc. Mr. Metcalfe has an history and background in real estate development and homebuilding. He is a Director of The Tejon Ranch Company, a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company located in Southern California. He previously was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of The Irvine Company, one of the nation’s real estate and community development companies. Prior to The Irvine Company, Mr. Metcalfe spent over 20 years in various real estate, corporate finance and investment positions with the Kaufman and Broad/SunAmerica family of companies. These positions included President and Chief Investment Officer of SunAmerica Investments and member of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation (currently known as KB Home).

Charlotte St. Martin

Ms. Charlotte St. Martin serves as an Independent Director of Ryland Group Inc. As an executive with Loews Hotels, she was involved with the critical elements necessary for the operational success of Loews’ principal resort properties and hotels. Prior to her position as a senior executive, Ms. St. Martin directed a business operation as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a 1,600 room hotel which employed 2,000 people. Ms. St. Martin has served on the Boards of Gibson Greetings, Inc. and Metropolitan Bank.

Thomas Toomey

Mr. Thomas W. Toomey is an Independent Director of the The Ryland Group Inc. Mr. Toomey is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of UDR, Inc., a leading multi-family real estate investment trust and an S&P 400 company. Prior to joining UDR, Inc., Mr. Toomey was with Apartment Investment and Management Company where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves as a member of the Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the National Multi Housing Council.

Robert van Schoonenberg

Mr. Robert G. van Schoonenberg serves as an Independent Director of The Ryland Group Inc. Mr. van Schoonenberg leads BayPoint Capital Partners, a private equity/advisory firm, and is Co-Managing Partner at AmeriCap Partners, a growth capital investment firm. He previously was an executive with Avery Dennison Corporation, a diversified international corporation. Avery Dennison operates in the core businesses of pressure-sensitive labeling and materials, retail information services and office and consumer products. As an executive officer of Avery Dennison, Mr. van Schoonenberg was involved in the key decisions related to its businesses as well as the challenges of operating a diversified organization facing a wide range of complex legal and regulatory issues. In his current roles with two investment firms, Mr. van Schoonenberg is critically involved in the development and growth of various emerging businesses.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

William Jews

0 0

Lawrence Nicholson

148,000 4,005,656

Gordon Milne

200,100 6,851,918

Peter Skelly

10,000 117,690

David Fristoe

10,200 45,458

Timothy Geckle

30,000 290,939

Robert Cunnion

0 0

Ned Mansour

0 0

Robert Mellor

0 0

Norman Metcalfe

0 0

Charlotte St. Martin

0 0

Thomas Toomey

0 0

Robert van Schoonenberg

0 0
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