People: Starwood Property Trust Inc (STWD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barry Sternlicht

53 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey DiModica

46 2014 President

Rina Paniry

40 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer

Andrew Sossen

37 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Zach Tanenbaum

2014 Director - Investor Relations

Richard Bronson

68 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Dishner

49 2009 Director

Boyd Fellows

53 2014 Director

Solomon Kumin

39 2014 Director

Camille Douglas

62 2010 Independent Director

Strauss Zelnick

57 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, 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. For the past 23 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investment transactions with an asset value of approximately $47 billion. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. ("Starwood Hotels"), a NYSE-listed company, from 1995 to 2005. Mr. Sternlicht is the Chairman of the Board of TRI Pointe Homes, in which an affiliate of the Company is a stockholder, SWAY, an affiliate of the Company, Société du Louvre, an affiliate of the Company, and Baccarat S.A. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Restoration Hardware, The Estée Lauder Companies, the Pension Real Estate Association and the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Sternlicht is a Trustee of Brown University. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of The Robin Hood Foundation and is on the board of the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. He is a member of the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Sternlicht received a B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned a M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey DiModica

Mr. Jeffrey F. DiModica has been appointed as President of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., effective September 18, 2014. He was Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc. Since 2007, Mr. DiModica has been the Head of MBS/ABS/CMBS Sales and Strategy for the Americas at the Royal Bank of Scotland ("RBS"), a global financial services firm, in Stamford, Connecticut. The group Mr. DiModica runs is responsible for 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. Mr. DiModica previously headed the Boston sales office for RBS from 2001 to 2007. Prior to joining RBS, Mr. DiModica sold derivative and MBS products for Merrill Lynch from 1993 to 2001. Mr. DiModica began his career in Merchant and Investment Banking in the Real Estate group at Chemical Bank from 1989 to 1991. Mr. DiModica received a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in Finance in 1989 from Boston University, his M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1993 and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995. Mr. DiModica provides valuable insights into potential CMBS and residential MBS investments and the current status of those markets.

Rina Paniry

Ms. Rina Paniry is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Ms. Paniry joined LNR in June 2006 as Chief Accounting Officer. Her expertise lies in the accounting for technical subject matter and complex transactions. Prior to joining LNR, Ms. Paniry spent eleven years at Deloitte & Touche, where she began her career. She worked in numerous roles with increasing responsibility, principally in the real estate industry in the functional areas of audit and mergers & acquisitions.

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 & 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'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 serves as a trustee of SWAY, an affiliate of the Company. Mr. Sossen received both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Zach Tanenbaum

Mr. Zach Tanenbaum is Director - 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.

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 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 the Chairman of U.S. Digital Gaming, an online gaming technology provider based in Beverly Hills, California, 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"), and as a trustee of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, a real estate investment trust focused on the single-family residential business and an affiliate of the Company based in Oakland, California ("SWAY"). 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, 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. Since 2007, Mr. DiModica has been the Head of MBS/ABS/CMBS Sales and Strategy for the Americas at the Royal Bank of Scotland ("RBS"), a global financial services firm, in Stamford, Connecticut. The group Mr. DiModica runs is responsible for 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. Mr. DiModica previously headed the Boston sales office for RBS from 2001 to 2007. Prior to joining RBS, Mr. DiModica sold derivative and MBS products for Merrill Lynch from 1993 to 2001. Mr. DiModica began his career in Merchant and Investment Banking in the Real Estate group at Chemical Bank from 1989 to 1991. Mr. DiModica received a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in Finance in 1989 from Boston University, his M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1993 and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995. Mr. DiModica provides valuable insights into potential CMBS and residential MBS investments and the current status of those markets.

Boyd Fellows

Mr. Boyd W. Fellows is Director of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., since 2010. He was no longer serves as President of the company. he also has served as the President and Managing Director of the Manager since October 2010. Mr. Fellows has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate finance industry and capital markets. He is a founder of Coastal Capital Partners, LLC, a real estate finance company where he worked from October 2008 to October 2010. Previously, he was on the management team that founded Countrywide Financial Corporation's ("Countrywide") commercial real estate finance business, which was launched in 2004. Prior to working at Countrywide, Mr. Fellows was a partner at Thomas Weisel Partners and 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 industry-leading commercial real estate operations. In 1998, Mr. Fellows was named Co-CEO of such division. Prior to joining Nomura, Mr. Fellows worked at Morgan Stanley from 1987 to 1994 as the co-head of the non-agency mortgage trading desk and, before that, at Bank of America from 1983 to 1987 as a derivative securities and currency trader in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Fellows received a B.S. degree in Economics with honors from the University of Missouri and a M.B.A. degree from the University of Oregon. Mr. Fellows' experience in the commercial real estate industry provides important perspectives on the Company's investments and financings.

Solomon Kumin

Mr. Solomon J. Kumin is appointed as Director of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., effective July 16, 2014. Mr. Kumin was most recently at SAC Capital Advisors LP where he served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2014. Prior to joining SAC in 2005, he was a Vice President in the Equity Sales department at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., part of AllianceBernstein LP. Mr. Kumin started his career at Lazard Asset Management as an associate in 1999. Mr. Kumin is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government.

Camille Douglas

Ms. Camille J. Douglas is an Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since 2010. During the period since 2010, Ms. Douglas has been a Senior Vice President and Advisor and a Senior Advisor for the LeFrak Organization, which owns, develops and manages real estate properties in the New York, Los Angeles and London metropolitan areas, among others. Prior to her current role, 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, beginning in 2002. 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. Ms. Douglas' experience in the commercial real estate markets provides important perspectives on the Company's investments as well as potential financings for the Company's investments.

Strauss Zelnick

Mr. Strauss Zelnick is an Independent Director of Starwood Property Trust Inc., since August 2009. Mr. Zelnick is a founding partner and the President of ZelnickMedia Corporation, 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 leading 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 previously served as a director of Blockbuster, Inc. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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