People: Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Taylor

50 Chairman of the Board

Thomas Siering

54 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Ein

49 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Brad Farrell

39 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

William Roth

56 2013 Chief Investment Officer

Beth Mlynarczyk

2014 Vice President - Policy and Strategy

Rebecca Sandberg

42 2013 General Counsel, Secretary

Stephen Kasnet

68 2009 Lead Independent Director

James Bender

57 2013 Independent Director

Jacques Rolfo

67 2013 Independent Director

W. Reid Sanders

64 2009 Independent Director

Hope Woodhouse

57 2012 Independent Director

July Hugen

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Taylor

Mr. Brian C. Taylor is Chairman of the Board of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Pine River. Mr. Taylor founded Pine River in 2002 and is responsible for management of the business and oversight of its funds. Prior to Pine River’s inception, Mr. Taylor was with EBF & Associates from 1988 to 2002; he was named head of the convertible arbitrage group in 1994 and Partner in 1997. His responsibilities included portfolio management, marketing, product development and trading information systems development. Mr. Taylor received a B.S. from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Taylor passed the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Examination in 1986. Mr. Taylor was originally appointed as a director pursuant to contractual rights of Pine River granted in the merger agreement with Capitol.

Thomas Siering

Mr. Thomas Siering is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Siering is a Partner of Pine River, which is the parent company of Two Harbors’ external manager, PRCM Advisers LLC, or PRCM Advisers. Prior to joining Pine River in 2006, Mr. Siering was head of the Value Investment Group at EBF & Associates, a private investment firm, from 1999 until 2006. During that period, he was also the manager for Merced Partners, LP, a private investment firm, and Tamarack International Limited, a closed end, non-diversified investment management company. Mr. Siering was named a Partner at EBF & Associates in 1997. Mr. Siering joined EBF & Associates in 1989 as a trader. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Siering held various positions in the Financial Markets Department at Cargill, Inc. From 1981 until 1987, Mr. Siering was employed in the Domestic Soybean Processing Division at Cargill in both trading and managerial roles. Mr. Siering holds a B.B.A. from the University of Iowa with a major in Finance. Mr. Siering was originally appointed as a director pursuant to contractual rights of Pine River granted in the merger agreement with Capitol.

Mark Ein

Mr. Mark D. Ein is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Ein previously served as Capitol’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Ein is the Founder of Venturehouse Group, LLC, a holding company that creates, invests in and builds companies, and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 1999. He is also the President of Leland Investments, a private investment firm. An entity owned by Mr. Ein is also the majority owner and managing member of Kastle Holding Company LLC, which through its subsidiaries conducts the business of Kastle Systems, LLC, a provider of building and office security systems that was acquired in January 2007. He is the Co-Chairman of Kastle Systems and the founder and owner of the Washington Kastles, the World Team Tennis franchise in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ein is a director of MACH S.á.r.l., a telecommunications process solutions company, and the chairman of the board of VSGi, a video conferencing, telepresence, and audio-visual integration company. He serves on the executive committee of the Federal City Council, and serves on the boards of The District of Columbia College Access Program and The District of Columbia Public Education Fund. Mr. Ein received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Ein was originally appointed as a director pursuant to contractual rights of Capitol granted in the merger with Capitol.

Brad Farrell

Mr. Brad Farrell is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Farrell has been the Chief Financial Officer since January 2012. Mr. Farrell is an employee of Pine River and, prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, served as Controller. Prior to joining Pine River in 2009, he was Vice President and Executive Director of External Reporting for GMAC ResCap, a diversified real estate company. In this role, from 2007 to 2009, he was responsible for GMAC ResCap’s public filing and bank holding company reporting initiatives. He was also involved in GMAC ResCap’s debt restructuring and related accounting and liquidity initiatives. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Farrell held various positions in finance and accounting with XL Capital Ltd., a public global insurance underwriter, including the establishment of finance and accounting processes in its London based insurance segment. Prior to 2002, he was employed with KPMG where he gained experience managing US GAAP implementation and Securities Exchange Act compliance engagements for foreign filers in the firm’s London practice. Mr. Farrell is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and graduated with a B.S.B.A. from Drake University in Des Moines, IA.

William Roth

Mr. William Roth is Chief Investment Officer of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Roth is a Partner of Pine River. Prior to joining Pine River in 2009, Mr. Roth was at Citigroup, a financial services organization, and its predecessor firm, Salomon Brothers Inc., for 28 years where he was named a Director in 1987 and a Managing Director in 1997. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Roth managed a proprietary trading book at Citigroup with particular focus on mortgage and asset-backed securities. From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Roth was part of the Salomon/Citi New York Mortgage Sales Department. From 1981 to 1994, Mr. Roth was based in Chicago and managed the Chicago Financial Institutions Sales Group for Salomon Brothers. He received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1981 and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1979.

Beth Mlynarczyk

Beth Mlynarczyk has been appointed as Vice President - Policy and Strategy of Two Harbors Investment Corp., effective September 4, 2014. Prior to joining Two Harbors, Beth served as a Senior Advisor to the Counselor on Housing Finance Policy at the United States Treasury Department from 2012 to 2014. From 2010 to 2012, Beth served in the Capital Markets Group, Domestic Finance at the Treasury. In these roles, she aided in housing finance policy formulation, including a plan to reform the housing finance system, implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, and discussions about reviving the private label securitization market. From 2008 to 2010, she served as an Assistant Trader at Soros Fund Management and from 2007 to 2008, as an Associate at Lehman Brothers on the non-Agency collateralized mortgage obligation trading desk. Beth received a B.S. in Economics with a Finance concentration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Rebecca Sandberg

Ms. Rebecca B. Sandberg is General Counsel, Secretary of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Ms. Sandberg previously served as Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of Two Harbors from May 2012 until March of 2013. From 2010 to May 2012, she served as Two Harbors’ Senior Counsel. Prior to joining Two Harbors, Ms. Sandberg was in private practice where she advised clients primarily in the areas of securities laws, mergers and acquisitions, private capital markets transaction, corporate governance and general corporate law. From 2007 to 2010, Ms. Sandberg was a Senior Associate at Stoel Rives LLP and from 2006 to 2007 she was a Senior Associate at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. Prior to that, Ms. Sandberg was an Associate at Lindquist & Vennum PLLP. She received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1994 and a Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in 2000.

Stephen Kasnet

Mr. Stephen Garfield Kasnet is Lead Independent Director of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Kasnet has been a director of the company since merger with Capitol in October of 2009. Mr. Kasnet is also a director of: Columbia Laboratories, Inc., a specialty pharmaceuticals company (NASDAQ: CBRX), where he is chairman of the board and serves on the audit committee; Rubicon Ltd. (NZX: RBC), where he is chairman of the board and serves on its audit committee; and Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (NYSE: SBY), where he serves on the audit committee. He was the Chairman of Dartmouth Street Capital LLC, a private investment firm, from 2007 through October 2009. He was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Raymond Property Company LLC, a real estate company, from 2007 through October 2009. From 2000 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Harbor Global Company, Ltd., an asset management, natural resources and real estate investment company, and President of PIOglobal, a Russian real estate investment fund. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Kasnet was a director and member of the Executive Committee of The Bradley Real Estate Trust. He was Chairman of Warren Bank from 1990 to 2003. He has also held senior management positions with other financial organizations, including Pioneer Group, Inc., First Winthrop Corporation and Winthrop Financial Associates, and Cabot, Cabot and Forbes. He serves as a director of Tenon Ltd., a wood products company, and serves as a director of First Ipswich Bank. He is also a trustee and vice president of the board of the Governor’s Academy, a private coed boarding high school in Byfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Kasnet received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. Mr. Kasnet was originally appointed as a director pursuant to contractual rights of Pine River granted in the merger agreement with Capitol.

James Bender

Mr. James J. Bender is an Independent Director of Two Harbors Investment Corp., since May 2013. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WPX) since December 2013. Mr. Bender has also served on the board of directors of WPX Energy, Inc. since December 2013. Previously, Mr. Bender served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of WPX Energy, Inc. and served in that role from April 2011 to December 2013. From 2002 to 2011, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Williams Companies Inc. and General Counsel of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Partners, since September 2005. Mr. Bender served as the General Counsel of the general partner of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P., from 2007 until its merger with Williams Partners in August 2010. From June 2000 to June 2002, Mr. Bender was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of NRG Energy, Inc., and was its Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary from June 1997 to June 2000. Prior to joining NRG Energy, Mr. Bender served in a variety of other legal roles, including as a partner at Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand in Minneapolis, Minnesota and an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Bender serves on the board of directors of the Tulsa Area United Way and is a member of the board of trustees of the Philbrook Museum of Art, the board of directors of the KIPP School Tulsa, and the board of visitors of the Sustainable Energy and Resources Law Program at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Mr. Bender received a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Olaf College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Jacques Rolfo

Mr. Jacques R. Rolfo is an Independent Director of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Rolfo has extensive experience in the financial industry, which includes holding a CEO position at CIFG and senior executive roles in the CDC Group, Lehman Brothers and The World Bank. He began his career with The World Bank, at which he held various positions, including Division Chief of the US Investment Division. Mr. Rolfo has been a Clinical Professor of Finance at the Fordham Graduate School of Business, and also served as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School and the New York University Stern School of Business. He has also been a consultant to the financial industry, focusing on hedge funds and financial-advisory firms. Mr. Rolfo received a Diploma of Engineer from the L' Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris in 1972, an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from L' Université de Paris in 1972, an M.B.A. (major in Finance) from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1974, and a Ph.D. (Finance) from Stanford University in 1978. Mr. Rolfo served as a Second Lieutenant in the French Ministry of Defense from mid-1972 to mid-1973, and holds dual U.S. and French citizenships.

W. Reid Sanders

Mr. W. Reid Sanders is Independent Director of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Sanders has been a director of the company since merger with Capitol in October of 2009. He is a director and member of the audit committee of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., a Delaware REIT that owns and operates apartment complexes, (NYSE: MAA). Mr. Sanders also is the President of Sanders Properties, Inc., a real estate company; is a director of Independent Bank, a bank holding company; serves on the Investment Committee at Cypress Realty, a real estate company; and is on the Advisory Board of SSM Venture Partners III, L.P., a private venture capital firm. He is the former Chairman at Two Rivers Capital Management, and his former directorships include Harbor Global Company Ltd., an asset management, natural resources and real estate investment company, PioGlobal Asset Management, a Russian private investment management company, The Pioneer Group Inc., a global investment management firm, and TBA Entertainment Corporation, a strategic communications and entertainment marketing company. Mr. Sanders was the Co-Founder and former Executive Vice President of Southeastern Asset Management, and the former President of Longleaf Partners Mutual Funds, of funds in Memphis from 1975-2000. He served as an Investment Officer at First Tennessee Investment Management, the investment management division of First Horizon National Corporation, from 1973-1975. Mr. Sanders worked in Credit Analysis and Commercial Lending at Union Planters National Bank from 1971-1972. Mr. Sanders is a Trustee of the Hugo Dixon Foundation, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the Hutchison School, The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, and the TN Shakespeare Company, and is a former Trustee of Rhodes College and the Campbell Clinic Foundation. He received a Bachelors of Economics from the University of Virginia in 1971. Mr. Sanders was originally appointed as a director pursuant to contractual rights of Pine River granted in the merger agreement with Capitol.

Hope Woodhouse

Ms. Hope B. Woodhouse is an Independent Director of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Ms. Woodhouse has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry at top-ranked, global alternative asset management firms and broker dealers. Currently, Ms. Woodhouse is a member of the board of directors of Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) and serves on its Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the Management Committee for Bridgewater Associates, Inc. Between 2003 and 2005, Ms. Woodhouse was President and Chief Operating Officer of Auspex Group, L.P., and was Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Management Committee of Soros Fund Management LLC from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, she held various executive leadership positions, including Treasurer of Funds at Tiger Management L.L.C. (1998 -2000) and Managing Director of the Global Finance Department at Salomon Brothers Inc. (1983 - 1998). She has previously served as a director of Seoul Securities Co. Ltd., Soros Funds Limited, and The Bond Market Association. Ms. Woodhouse also serves on the boards of Bottom Line New York and the United Way Foundation of IRC, is a Trustee of the Tiger Foundation, and a member of the Investment Committee at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Ms. Woodhouse received an A.B. degree in Economics from Georgetown University in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1983.

July Hugen

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