People: Walter Investment Management Corp (WAC)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark O'Brien

72 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Denmar Dixon

52 2013 Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Investment Officer

Gary Tillett

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

D. Scott Clarke

50 2013 President of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

Patricia Cook

62 2013 President - DT Holdings

Thomas Franco

55 2013 President of Green Tree Servicing, LLC

Gregory Williamson

47 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

David Schneider

49 2014 Executive Vice President

Brian Corey

59 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Jonathan Pedersen

57 2013 Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Tokarz

66 2012 Lead Independent Director

Steve Berrard

60 2010 Independent Director

Ellyn Brown

65 2009 Independent Director

Alvaro de Molina

57 2012 Independent Director

William Meurer

71 2009 Independent Director

James Pappas

71 2012 Independent Director

Shannon Smith

49 2009 Independent Director

Whitney Finch

2012 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Mark O'Brien

Mr. Mark J. O'Brien is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Walter Investment Management Corp. In March 2006, Mr. O’Brien was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JWHHC, and, in February 2009, of Walter Investment Management, LLC. He also served as a director of Walter Energy from 2005 until 2009. Mr. O’Brien has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Brier Patch Capital and Management, Inc., a family real estate investment and management firm, since September 2004. He served in various capacities at Pulte Homes, Inc. for 21 years, culminating in his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. He retired from that position in 2003. Mr. O’Brien is a director of Mueller Water Products, Inc., a publicly traded spin-off from Walter Energy, and A. Duda & Sons, Inc., a privately held family agriculture and real estate firm. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Billfish Foundation, a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the worldwide management of billfish resources.

Denmar Dixon

Mr. Denmar J. Dixon is Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Investment Officer of Walter Investment Management Corp. Prior to becoming an executive officer of the Company, he also had served as a member of our Board’s Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee (Mr. Dixon resigned from each of these committee positions immediately prior to his appointment as the Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of the Company). Prior to serving on the Company’s Board, Mr. Dixon was elected to the Board of Managers of JWHHC. In 2008 Mr. Dixon founded Blue Flame Capital, LLC, a consulting, financial advisory and investment firm. Mr. Dixon retired in January 2008 after 23 years with Banc of America Securities and its predecessors. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Dixon was a Managing Director in the Corporate and Investment Banking group and held the position of Global Head of the Basic Industries group. He has significant experience in the General Industrial, Consumer and Business Services industries. During his career at Banc of America Securities, Mr. Dixon completed mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital raising and financial restructuring transactions totaling in excess of $75 billion.

Gary Tillett

Mr. Gary L. Tillett has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Walter Investment Management Corp, effective March 1, 2014. Mr. Tillett joined Walter Investment and began serving as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer on March 1, 2014. Prior to joining Walter Investment, Mr. Tillett was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for over 31 years. He most recently served as PwC’s partner responsible for the firm’s New York Metro Transaction Services practice. Prior to serving in the New York Metro leadership role, Mr. Tillett had responsibility for the firm’s Transaction Service practice in the Financial Services sector. Mr. Tillett advised clients on transactions involving companies in the Financial Services space, with significant recent experience in the mortgage, banking and consumer lending areas, including leading the PwC Advisory team in assisting Walter Investment with the acquisition of Green Tree in 2011. Prior to joining Transaction Services in 1998, Mr. Tillett worked in the audit practice primarily focused on public companies in the financial services industry. Mr. Tillett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Manchester, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

D. Scott Clarke

Mr. D. Scott Clarke is President of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Walter Investment Management Corp. Mr. Clarke joined Green Tree in 2010, as Senior Vice President and was charged with running Green Tree’s Asset Receivables Management business. Prior to joining Green Tree, he served as President and CEO of Hudson and Keyse, LLC, an Asset Receivables Management firm, with responsibility for all aspects of the firm’s restructuring. With 25-plus years of experience in the residential mortgage banking and consumer lending sectors, Mr. Clarke has consistently provided measurable results in high growth and turnaround environments. He has in-depth Fortune 500 experience in addition to being a founding partner in several large scale entrepreneurial enterprises. Mr. Clarke is a Director on the boards of Royal United Mortgage LLC and the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. He began his career at Household International after completing his studies at the State University of New York College at Oswego.

Patricia Cook

Ms. Patricia Cook is President - DT Holdings of Walter Investment Management Corp. Prior to her current role, Ms. Cook was Executive Vice President of Business Development for Green Tree Servicing from 2009 to January 2013. She led business development efforts, partnering with other Green Tree senior leaders, to develop relationships that generate ongoing, repeat business for Green Tree. Prior to joining Green Tree in 2009, Ms. Cook was Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Freddie Mac, where she was responsible for the Single Family, Multi Family and Investment and Capital Markets Divisions as well as the corporate functions of Mission and Business Operations. Prior to joining Freddie Mac in August of 2004, she served as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income at JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management. Prior to JP Morgan, she held similar positions at Prudential Investment Management and Fisher Francis Trees & Watts. She began her career at Salomon Brothers in Fixed Income Sales and Trading. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College.

Thomas Franco

Mr. Thomas J. Franco is President of Green Tree Servicing, LLC., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Walter Investment Management Corp. Mr. Franco is an expert within the consumer credit industry with 31 years of financial industry experience with large public banks and private equity firms. Mr. Franco has been the President of Green Tree’s Servicing Business since August 2013, which includes a servicing portfolio of 2 million consumer loans, managed assets of over $200 billion of unpaid principal balance and 3,000+ direct FTE. Prior to his current position, Mr. Franco served as Executive Vice President of Green Tree’s Servicing Business from November 2007 through August 2013, and prior to that as the President of the Manufactured Housing Division and as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer with oversight of the Home Equity, Bankcard, Home Improvement and Private Label Retail Cards and Consumer Finance divisions of Green Tree. Mr. Franco previously held senior positions with leading financial companies such as Banc One Corporation, Household International, ContiMortgage, and Citicorp. Mr. Franco graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Professional Accounting.

Gregory Williamson

Mr. Gregory A. Williamson is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource officer of the Company. Mr. Williamson has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company since September 2014. Mr. Williamson came to the Company with more than 15 years of legal and human resources experience most recently as the Chief Human Resource Officer for Lender Processing Services (“LPS”) since 2008. Prior to joining LPS, Mr. Williamson served as a partner at Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick & Greene, P.A. from 2005 to 2008, where he was co-chair of the firm’s litigation department. Earlier appointments include Senior Employment Litigation Attorney for Holland & Knight LLP and M1 Tank Commander, First Infantry Division for the United States Army, where Mr. Williamson received the Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal and U.S. Army Service Ribbon. Mr. Williamson holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida. He graduated cum laude from both institutions.

David Schneider

Mr. David C. Schneider is the Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Schneider joined the Company in October 2013, as Executive Vice President, Business Development for Green Tree Servicing LLC (“Green Tree”), the Company’s mortgage servicing subsidiary. He remains responsible for the Business Development efforts of Green Tree, including portfolio acquisitions, platform acquisition and subservicing opportunities. Prior to joining Green Tree, Mr. Schneider served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vericrest Financial from March 2012 to February 2013. During Mr. Schneider’s 25-year career, he has held multiple executive leadership positions in mortgage lending, consumer lending, retail banking and corporate finance business. He has held positions as President and Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup Mortgage, Chief Financial Officer of the Consumer Assets Division of Citigroup, President of Washington Mutual Home Loans, and Head of Servicing and Default at JP Morgan Chase Mortgage post 2008. From July 2005 to September 2008, Mr. Schneider was the Home Loans President of Washington Mutual Bank (“WaMu”). Mr. Schneider began his career at KPMG and later at Old Kent Financial Corp. where he was both the Chief Financial Officer for Old Kent Mortgage Company and Head of the Retail Bank for Old Kent Bank (now part of Fifth Third Corporation). Mr. Schneider earned an MBA in Finance from Indiana University and a BSBA in Accounting from Babson College. He achieved his CPA designation (currently inactive) in the States of Connecticut and Michigan.

Brian Corey

Mr. Brian Corey is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of Walter Investment Management Corp. Mr. Corey also serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Walter Investment’s subsidiary Green Tree Servicing LLC. Mr. Corey has 27 years of consumer lending, loan servicing and banking law experience. He advises the Company on the servicing, origination, acquisition, sale and securitization of loans, and on litigation, regulatory, insurance, bankruptcy, corporate and employment matters. Prior to joining Green Tree in 1995, Mr. Corey was a Vice President and assistant general counsel at ITT Consumer Financial Corporation. He was in private practice in Minneapolis before joining ITT in 1986. Mr. Corey is a member of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee and the Governing Committee of The Conference on Consumer Finance Law. He graduated cum laude from the William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn., and earned an undergraduate degree in physiology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Jonathan Pedersen

Mr. Jonathan F. Pedersen is Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Walter Investment Management Corp. Mr. Pedersen came to Walter with over 28 years of legal experience. Before joining Walter Investment, Mr. Pedersen was General Counsel - Asia Pacific, and Co-General Counsel for the Investment Banking Division, with Credit Suisse, where he worked from 2006 to 2013. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Pedersen was a partner at the law firms of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Pedersen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School.

Michael Tokarz

Mr. Michael T. Tokarz is Lead Independent Director of Walter Investment Management Corp. He has been Chairman of Walter Energy’s board of directors since December 2006 and has been a director of Walter Energy since September 1987. Since February 1, 2002 he has been a member of the Tokarz Group, LLC. From January 1996 until February 1, 2002, Mr. Tokarz was a member of the limited liability company which serves as the general partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Mr. Tokarz also is a director of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (f/k/a Conseco, Inc.) (2003 – present), IDEX Corporation (1987 – present), Mueller Water Products, Inc. (2006 – present) and MVC Capital, Inc. (2004 – present).

Steve Berrard

Mr. Steven R. Berrard is Independent Director of Walter Investment Management Corp. He has served on the Board’s Compensation Committee from the time of his appointment to the Board until the present, and he served on the Audit Committee from May of 2010 until February 2013. Mr. Berrard has served on the Board of Directors of Swisher International, a publicly traded industry leader in hygiene solutions and products since 2004. Mr. Berrard does not intend to stand for re-election to the Swisher International board of directors in 2014. He is the Managing Partner of New River Capital Partners, a private equity fund he co-founded in 1997. Prior to co-founding New River Capital Partners, Mr. Berrard was the co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of AutoNation, Inc., the nation’s leading automotive retail company, from 1996 to 1999. Prior to joining AutoNation, Mr. Berrard served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Blockbuster Entertainment Group, at the time the world’s largest video store operator. Prior to his tenure with Blockbuster, Mr. Berrard served as President of Huizenga Holdings, Inc. and served in various positions with subsidiaries of Huizenga Holdings, Inc. from 1981 to 1987. Prior to joining Huizenga Holdings, Inc., Mr. Berrard was employed by Coopers & Lybrand from 1976 to 1981. Mr. Berrard currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pivotal Fitness. He has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Jamba, Inc., (2005 – 2009), Viacom, Inc., (1987 – 1996), Birmingham Steel (1999 – 2002), HealthSouth (2004 – 2006), and Boca Resorts, Inc. (1996 – 2004). Mr. Berrard earned his B.S. in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

Ellyn Brown

Ms. Ellyn L. Brown is Independent Director of Walter Investment Management Corp. She practiced corporate and securities law from 1996 until her retirement in 2010, most recently as the president of Brown and Associates, a corporate law and consulting firm that provided operational, regulatory and governance guidance to financial services clients and other entities that operate in highly regulated environments. She has taught corporate and securities law at Villanova University School of Law and the University of Maryland School of Law. She served as a director of NYSE Euronext, Inc. and its predecessors from 2005 through 2013, when NYX was acquired by the Intercontinental Exchange. She continues to chair the board of directors of NYSE Regulation, Inc., the independent entity that oversees the regulation of the NYSE markets. In 2012, she joined the board of CNO Financial Group, Inc., a publicly-traded insurance holding company. Ms. Brown served on the Board of Governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) from 2007 to 2012, and was a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation (parent of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Government Accounting Standards Board) from 2007-2011. She served as Maryland’s Securities Commissioner from 1987-1992, and later was a member of the boards of the National Association of Securities Dealers Regulation and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

Alvaro de Molina

Mr. Alvaro G. de Molina is Independent Director of Walter Investment Management Corp. Mr. de Molina served as the Chief Executive Officer of GMAC Financial Services beginning in April 2008, and on the Board of Directors of GMAC Financial Services beginning in March 2009 until resigning from both positions in November 2009. Prior to joining GMAC Mr. de Molina was with Cerberus Capital Management and prior thereto Mr. de Molina had a seventeen-year career at Banc of America where he held a number of positions in senior management, including, chief financial officer, CEO of Banc of America Securities, president of global corporate and investment banking and corporate treasurer. Before joining Bank of America Mr. de Molina served in the lead financial role for emerging markets at J.P. Morgan having begun his career at PriceWaterhouse. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers Business School. Born in Cuba, Mr. de Molina serves on the boards of Regional Management Corp. (where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee), Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Florida International University and the Financial Services Volunteer Corps.

William Meurer

Mr. William J. Meurer is Independent Director of Walter Investment Management Corp. Prior to serving on the Company’s Board, he was elected to the Board of Managers of JWH Holding Company, LLC (“JWHHC”), a subsidiary of Walter Industries (n/k/a, and referred to herein as Walter Energy) and parent of Walter Investment Management, LLC (“WIM”), in anticipation of the spin-off of WIM from Walter Energy and the formation of Walter Investment. Previously, He was employed for 35 years with Arthur Andersen LLP where he served most recently as the Managing Partner for Arthur Andersen’s Central Florida operations. Since retiring from Arthur Andersen in 2000, Mr. Meurer has been a private investor and consultant. Mr. Meurer also serves on the Board of Trustees for LifeLink Foundation, Inc., as a member of the board of directors of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, and as a member of the board of directors of the Eagle Family of Funds.

James Pappas

Dr. James L. Pappas, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Walter Investment Management Corp. Dr. Pappas served from 1986 to 2006 as the Lykes Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of South Florida’s College of Business Administration. During his tenure at USF Dr. Pappas also served from 1987 to 1995 as the Dean of the College of Business. From 1995 to 2005 Dr. Pappas served as President and CEO of The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Eagle Family of Mutual Funds and is a member of its Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance committees.

Shannon Smith

Mr. Shannon E. Smith is Independent Director of Walter Investment Management Corp. He served as a Director, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Land Lease, Inc., a real estate investment trust, and as a Managing Director of Green Courte Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity real estate investment firm. Until the completion of its merger with GCP Sunshine Acquisition, Inc. on March 16, 2009, American Land Lease was listed on the NYSE. Mr. Smith joined American Land Lease, Inc. in October 2000 as Chief Accounting Officer and was appointed as its Chief Financial Officer in February 2001 and its Chief Operating Officer in July 2009. Mr. Smith was named a Managing Director of Green Courte Partners in May of 2009. Mr. Smith also served as the Secretary of American Land Lease, Inc. from July of 2002 until January of 2008. From March 1997 to October 2000, He served as Chief Financial Officer of Jemison-Demsey Holding Company, Jemison Industries and other entities controlled by Jemison Investment Company. Mr. Smith began his career with Ernst & Whinney as a certified public accountant.

Whitney Finch

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