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Starwood Property Trust Inc (STWD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barry Sternlicht

56 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey DiModica

49 2014 President

Rina Paniry

42 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer

Andrew Sossen

39 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Richard Bronson

70 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Dishner

51 2009 Director

Camille Douglas

64 2010 Independent Director

Solomon Kumin

40 2014 Independent Director

Strauss Zelnick

59 2009 Independent Director

Zachary Tanenbaum

2015 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Barry Sternlicht

Mr. Barry S. Sternlicht is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since August 2009. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, a privately-held global investment firm and an affiliate of the Company, since its formation in 1991. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group Management, L.L.C., a registered investment advisor and an affiliate of the Company. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investment transactions with an aggregate asset value of approximately $69.5 billion. From 1995 to 2005, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (“Starwood Hotels”), a NYSE-listed hotel and leisure company that he founded. Mr. Sternlicht is the Chairman of the Board of TRI Pointe Homes, in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder, and Baccarat S.A., a crystal maker. In 2008, Mr. Sternlicht founded and became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SH Group, a hotel management company that owns and manages Baccarat Hotels & Resorts and 1 Hotels brands. Mr. Sternlicht is also the co-Chairman of the Board of Colony Starwood Homes, in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and the Real Estate Roundtable, and previously served on the Boards of Directors of Restoration Hardware and A.S. Roma. Mr. Sternlicht is a Trustee of Brown University. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation (of which he is the former Chairman), the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. He is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Trustee Council, the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Sternlicht received a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned an M.B.A. degree with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey DiModica

Mr. Jeffrey F. DiModica, CFA., is President of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., effective September 18, 2014. He has also served as a Managing Director of an affiliate of the Manager since July 2014. Mr. DiModica served as a director of the Company from its inception in 2009 to July 2014. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. DiModica was a Managing Director and the Head of MBS/ABS/CMBS Sales and Strategy for the Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”), a global financial services firm. In that role, he was responsible for the distribution of mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”), asset-backed securities (“ABS”) and commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”) to institutional clients, including banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and money managers. Previously, from 2001 to 2007, Mr. DiModica headed the Boston sales office for RBS. Prior to joining RBS, from 1993 to 2001, Mr. DiModica sold derivative and MBS products to institutional clients for Merrill Lynch in Boston. Mr. DiModica began his career in the Merchant and Investment Banking Group of the Commercial Real Estate Department at Chemical Bank from 1989 to 1991. Mr. DiModica is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and serves on the Board of Virtual Enterprises International, a non-profit focused on teaching career and entrepreneurial skills to inner city high school students. Mr. DiModica received a B.S./B.A. degree with a concentration in Finance from Boston University, an M.B.A. degree from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995.

Rina Paniry

Ms. Rina Paniry is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. She has also served as an employee of Starwood Capital Operations, LLC since May 2014. Previously, Ms. Paniry served from 2013 to 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer and from 2006 to 2013 as the Chief Accounting Officer of LNR Property LLC (“LNR Property”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company that was acquired by the Company in 2013. Prior to joining LNR Property, she spent 11 years at Deloitte & Touche in various roles, principally in the real estate industry and in the functional areas of audit and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Paniry is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida. Ms. Paniry received a Bachelor of Accounting degree and a Master of Accounting degree from Florida International University.

Andrew Sossen

Mr. Andrew Jay Sossen is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Starwood Property Trust Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sossen served from 2006 to 2009 as the General Counsel of KKR & Co.’s asset management business and of KKR Financial Holdings LLC, a publicly traded specialty finance company, where he was a member of senior management and was integrally involved in the policy and strategic decision-making, as well as the day-to-day operations, of the businesses. Mr. Sossen previously served as a trustee of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“SWAY”). Mr. Sossen’s career began at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s corporate department, specializing in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sossen received both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Bronson

Mr. Richard D. Bronson is Lead Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc. Since 2000, Mr. Bronson has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Bronson Companies, LLC, a real estate development company based in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Bronson has been involved in the development of several shopping centers and office buildings throughout the United States. Mr. Bronson serves as a trustee of Colony Starwood Homes, a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on the single-family residential business based in Scottsdale, Arizona in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder (“Colony Starwood Homes”). Mr. Bronson previously was the President of New City Development, an affiliate of Mirage Resorts, where he oversaw many of the company’s new business initiatives and activities outside of Nevada. Mr. Bronson also previously served as a director of Mirage Resorts and as a director of TRI Pointe Homes, Inc., a homebuilder based in Irvine, California in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder (“TRI Pointe Homes”). Mr. Bronson is on the Advisory Board of the Neurosurgery Division at UCLA Medical Center. Mr. Bronson has also served as Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers, an association representing 50,000 industry professionals in more than 80 countries. Mr. Bronson is the founder and President of Native American Empowerment, LLC, a private company dedicated to monitoring, advocating and pursuing Native American gaming opportunities and tribal economic advancement.

Jeffrey Dishner

Mr. Jeffrey G. Dishner is Director of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., since 2009. He serves as an Executive Vice President of SPT Management, LLC, our manager and an affiliate of the Company (the “Manager”). He is also a Senior Managing Director and the Global Head of Real Estate Acquisitions of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P., a privately-held global investment management firm and an affiliate of the Company (“Starwood Capital Group”). Mr. Dishner is additionally a member of the Executive and Investment Committees of Starwood Capital Group. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group in 1994, Mr. Dishner worked in the Commercial Mortgage Finance Group of J.P. Morgan & Co., where he focused on whole-loan dispositions and securitizations for various thrift institutions from 1993 to 1994. Prior to J.P. Morgan & Co., Mr. Dishner was a member of the Acquisitions Group at JMB Realty Corporation from 1987 to 1991. He serves on the European Advisory Board of the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Mr. Dishner received a B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. degree from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Camille Douglas

Ms. Camille J. Douglas is Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since 2010. Ms. Douglas is a Managing Director at the LeFrak Organization, which owns, develops and manages real estate properties in the New York, Miami and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, among others. Since 2010, Ms. Douglas has also been a Senior Vice President, an Advisor and a Senior Advisor at the LeFrak Organization. Previously, Ms. Douglas was the Founder and Principal of Mainstreet Capital Partners, a private firm focusing on global real estate financial advisory services and transactions for clients in the U.S., the U.K., Brazil and India. From 1982 to 1994, Ms. Douglas was Senior Vice President, Finance, of Olympia & York, and from 1977 to 1982 she was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley & Co. Ms. Douglas is also currently an Adjunct Professor in Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. She holds a B.A. degree from Smith College and a Masters degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. investments.

Solomon Kumin

Mr. Solomon J. Kumin is Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., effective July 16, 2014. Mr. Kumin is the Chief Executive Officer of Folger Hill Asset Management LLC, an asset management firm that he established in 2014. From 2008 to 2014, he was the Chief Operating Officer of S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P., an asset management firm. He previously served as the Head of Global Business Development and the Chief Operating Officer of CR Intrinsic Investors, an affiliate of S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P. Prior to joining S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P. in 2005, he was a Vice President, Institutional Sales at Sanford C. Bernstein, a subsidiary of AllianceBernstein L.P. Mr. Kumin started his career at Lazard Asset Management as a Marketing Associate in 1999. Mr. Kumin serves as a member of the Board of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences of The Johns Hopkins University, a Board member and co-head of the Investment Committee of St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, a member of the Board of the Fessenden School, West Newton, MA, a member of the Board and the executive committee of the US Lacrosse Foundation and a co-founder of the Boston Investment Conference for Boston Children’s Hospital. Mr. Kumin received a B.A. degree in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University.

Strauss Zelnick

Mr. Strauss Zelnick is an Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since August 2009. Mr. Zelnick is a founding partner of ZMC LP, a media enterprise which manages and holds interests in an array of businesses in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior to forming ZMC LP in 2001, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment, a music and entertainment company, from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Zelnick served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s North American business unit from 1995 to 1998. Before joining BMG Entertainment, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Dynamics, a producer and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Prior to that, he spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of 20th Century Fox, where he managed all aspects of Fox Inc.’s worldwide motion picture production and distribution business. Previously, he spent three years at Vestron Inc., two of which as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Zelnick also served as Vice President, International Television, at Columbia Pictures. Mr. Zelnick currently represents ZMC LP on the Boards of Alloy, L.L.C. and 9 Story Limited and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITN Networks and the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. He previously served as a director of Blockbuster, Inc. He holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.

Zachary Tanenbaum

Mr. Zachary Tanenbaum is Investor Relations of Starwood Property Trust Inc. Most recently, Mr. Tanenbaum was a Senior Analyst at Wesley Capital Management, where he focused on the real estate and specialty finance sectors. Mr. Tanenbaum previously served as a Vice President and Equity Research Analyst at MLV & Co. LLC, where he covered mortgage REITs and specialty finance. He began his career in equity research at FBR Capital Markets & Co. Mr. Tanenbaum covered Starwood Property Trust as part of his duties at both MLV and FBR.

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