People: Starwood Property Trust Inc (STWD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barry Sternlicht

52 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Boyd Fellows

52 2010 President, Director

Perry Ward

55 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer

Andrew Sossen

37 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Richard Bronson

68 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Dishner

2009 Director

Jeffrey DiModica

45 2009 Independent Director

Camille Douglas

61 2010 Independent Director

Strauss Zelnick

56 2009 Independent Director

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 since its formation in 1991. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured more than 300 investment transactions with an asset value of more than $40 billion. He was the Chairman of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. ("Starwood Hotels"), a NYSE-listed company and an affiliate of the Company, from September 1997 to May 2005 and the Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels from January 1999 to October 2004. He was also the Chairman of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Starwood Hotels, from January 1995 to May 2005 and the Chief Executive Officer of this subsidiary from January 1995 to October 2004. Mr. Sternlicht is Chairman of the Board of Société du Louvre and Baccarat. He also serves on the Board of Directors of National Golf, The Estée Lauder Companies, the National Advisory Board of JPMorgan Chase and the Advisory Board of Eurohypo Bank. Mr. Sternlicht is a Trustee of Brown University. He serves on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's National Leadership Advocacy Program, Kids in Crisis, The Harvard Club, the Business Committee for the Arts and the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding. He is a member of the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, the Presidential Tourism & Travel Advisory Board, the Young Presidents Organization, the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Sternlicht received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned a M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Boyd Fellows

Mr. Boyd W. Fellows is President, Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since 2010. He has served as President and Managing Director of the Manager since October 2010. Mr. Fellows has more than 25 years' experience in the commercial real estate ("CRE") finance industry and capital markets and is a founder of Coastal Capital Partners, LLC ("CCP"), a real estate finance company where he worked from October 2009 until October 2010. From 2004 through September 2009, he was also on the management team that founded and built Countrywide Financial Corporation's ("Countrywide") CRE finance business. Prior to working at Countrywide, where he focused on U.S. production operations, and CCP, Mr. Fellows served as a Partner at Thomas Weisel Partners and as the CEO of Scudder Weisel Capital, a joint venture with Zurich Insurance. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Fellows was one of the key senior executives who led Nomura's CRE division. In 1998, Mr. Fellows was named Co-CEO of the division. Prior to Nomura, Mr. Fellows worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was the co-head of the non-agency mortgage securities trading group and at Bank of America as a derivative securities and currency trader in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Fellows received a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Missouri and a M.B.A. degree from the University of Oregon.

Perry Ward

Mr. Perry Stewart Ward is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since March 2011. Also, he has served since October 2010 as Chief Financial Officer, Head of Capital Markets and Risk Management and Managing Director of the Manager. Mr. Ward is a founding partner of Coastal Capital Programs, a real estate finance company where he worked from October 2009 until October 2010. From 2004 until September 2009 jointly managed the commercial real estate finance business of Countrywide Financial Corporation responsible for all capital markets activities and risk management. Mr. Ward received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and a M.B.A. degree from Carnegie-Mellon 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. He has been the Company's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer since January 2010, and the Company's Chief Operating Officer since July 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sossen served from 2006 to 2009 as the General Counsel of KKR Financial Holdings LLC, a publicly traded specialty finance company, and KKR Asset Management, where he was a member of senior management and was integrally involved in the policy and strategic decision-making, as well as in the day-to-day operations of the business. Mr. Sossen's legal 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 his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Bronson

Mr. Richard D. Bronson is Lead Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc. He is Independent Director since August 2009. Since 2000, Mr. Bronson has been the CEO of The Bronson Companies, LLC based in Beverly Hills, California, a real estate development company. Mr. Bronson has been involved in the development of several shopping centers and office buildings throughout the United States. Mr. Bronson serves as the Chairman of U.S. Digital Gaming, an online gaming technology provider based in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Bronson served as a director of Mirage Resorts and was President of New City Development, an affiliate of Mirage Resorts, where he oversaw many of the company's new business initiatives and activities outside Nevada. Mr. Bronson is on the Board of the Neurosurgery Division at UCLA Medical Center. He is a member of the Western Real Estate Business Editorial Board. Mr. Bronson has also served as Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 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, the manager and an affiliate of the Company (the "Manager"). He is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Acquisitions of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P. ("Starwood Capital Group"), a privately-held global investment management firm and an affiliate of the Company. Mr. Dishner is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees of Starwood Capital Group. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group in 1994, Mr. Dishner was with 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. Mr. Dishner received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Jeffrey DiModica

Mr. Jeffrey F. DiModica is an Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since August 2009. He also serves as an Executive Vice President of SPT Management, LLC, the Company's manager and an affiliate of the Company (the "Manager"). He is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Acquisitions of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P. ("Starwood Capital Group"), a privately-held global investment management firm and an affiliate of the Company. Mr. Dishner is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees of Starwood Capital Group. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group in 1994, Mr. Dishner was with 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. Mr. Dishner received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1993, and his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995.

Camille Douglas

Ms. Camille J. Douglas is an Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since 2010. Ms. Douglas is a senior advisor for the LeFrak Organization, a position she has held since February 2010. Prior to her current role, since 2002 Ms. Douglas served as the Founder and Principal of Mainstreet Capital Partners, a private firm that focuses on real estate financial advisory services and transactions throughout the world with its primary focus in the U.S., United Kingdom, Brazil and India. Prior to forming Mainstreet Capital Partners, from 1982 to 1994, Ms. Douglas was Senior Vice President, Finance, of Olympia & York, and from 1977 to 1982 she was a Vice President, Real Estate, at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. Ms. Douglas is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and a Lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Ms. Douglas holds a B.A. from Smith College and a Masters from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Strauss Zelnick

Mr. Strauss Zelnick is an Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since August 2009. Mr. Zelnick is a founding partner of ZelnickMedia, a media enterprise which manages and holds interests in an array of media businesses in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior to forming ZelnickMedia 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 serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two Interactive Software and Chairman of ITN Networks. He serves on the board of Naylor Publications. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Barry Sternlicht

--

Boyd Fellows

--

Perry Ward

1,373,420

Andrew Sossen

1,362,750

Richard Bronson

--

Jeffrey Dishner

--

Jeffrey DiModica

--

Camille Douglas

--

Strauss Zelnick

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012
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