People: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (WMC)

WMC on New York Consolidated

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3 Jun 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Hirschmann

55 2009 Chairman of the Board

Gavin James

55 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Sherwyn

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Travis Carr

45 2011 Chief Operating Officer

Anup Agarwal

47 2013 Chief Investment Officer

M. Christian Mitchell

60 2014 Lead Independent Director

Edward Fox

67 2012 Independent Director

Ranjit Kripalani

55 2014 Independent Director

Richard Roll

75 2012 Independent Director

Larry Clark

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Biographies

Name Description

James Hirschmann

Mr. James W. Hirschmann, III, is the Chairman of the Board of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. He has also served as the chief executive officer of our Manager since 1999. Mr. Hirschmann serves on our Manager's board of directors and chairs our Manager's global strategy committee. Mr. Hirschmann has worked at our Manager since 1989. Mr. Hirschmann also served as the president of our Manager's parent company, Legg Mason, Inc. from May 2006 to April 2007. Mr. Hirschmann received a BS from Widener University.

Gavin James

Mr. Gavin L. James is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. He has been the director of portfolio operations at our Manager since July 2009. Mr. James also serves as a member of our Manager's global strategy committee and as a member of the management committee of our Manager's Pasadena office. Prior to that he served as our Manager's director of global client service and marketing from 2002 to July 2009 and has worked at our Manager since 1998. Mr. James was senior portfolio manager of J.P. Morgan Investment Management from 1990 to 1998. He was also head of fixed income sales and trading for Mellon Bank from 1987 to 1990. Prior to joining Mellon Bank, Mr. James was a cross market trader for Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1981 to 1987. Mr. James received a BA from Kingston College in London.

Steven Sherwyn

Mr. Steven M. Sherwyn is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. Previous to January 1, 2014 Mr. Sherwyn was an employee of the Company. Since that date he has been an employee of our Manager. From 2010 until becoming our chief financial officer, Mr. Sherwyn served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Care Investment Trust Inc., a real estate investment trust that invests in healthcare related real estate. Mr. Sherwyn also previously served as our Chief Financial Officer and as a consultant to our Manager in 2009, although the Company was not in operation at that time. Mr. Sherwyn served Chief Financial Officer for Galiot Capital Corporation, a real estate investment trust, from 2008 to 2009. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Quadra Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Sherwyn served as a director, senior director, and managing director of Hypo Real Estate Capital Corp. from 2004 to 2006, 2006 to 2007, and 2007 to 2008, respectively. Mr. Sherwyn is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics. Mr. Sherwyn also received a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University Law School.

Travis Carr

Mr. Travis C. Carr is Chief Operating Officer of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. He has also served as a product specialist and head of mortgage-related business efforts at our Manager since 2000. Prior to joining our Manager, Mr. Carr was a senior associate for Pacific Investment Management Company from 1997 to 2000. He was also a secondary market analyst for Royal Thrift and Loan Company from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Carr was a mortgage broker for Home State Financial Corp. from 1993 to 1994. Mr. Carr is a CFA charter holder. He received his BA from UCLA.

Anup Agarwal

Mr. Anup Agarwal has been appointed as Chief Investment Officer of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp., since September 30, 2013. Mr. Agarwal has been the head of structured product (which covers both Agency and non-Agency MBS and ABS) at our Manager since September 2013 after initially being appointed as the head of non-Agency MBS and ABS at our manager in August 2013. Prior to joining our manager, Mr. Agarwal was a portfolio manager for ADH Investment Management, Inc. from March 2013 to September 2013. Before joining ADH, Mr. Agarwal was a portfolio manager and head of consumer credit at Stark investments from 2007 to 2012 and head of credit and research at Invesco Fixed Income from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Agarwal is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Temple University.

M. Christian Mitchell

Mr. M. Christian Mitchell is an Lead Independent Director of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation. Mr. Mitchell retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2003, where he was the national managing partner of the mortgage, banking and finance companies practice. During his 26-year career at Deloitte, he also served as regional managing partner for various practices including audit, enterprise risk services and financial services. He is a director of Marshall & Stevens, a Los Angeles based national valuation consulting firm, of Special Value Opportunities Fund LLC, a registered investment fund managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, of Reis, Inc., a New York-based real estate information company, of Grandpoint Capital, a Los Angeles based bank holding company, of Parsons Corporation, a Pasadena, CA based engineering, construction, technical and professional services firm and of Stearns Holding, LLC, a national independent mortgage company headquartered in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Mitchell previously served as an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Redlands and is the chapter chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Southern California, and is designated a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Mitchell received a BS from the University of Alabama. In 2011 and 2014, Mr. Mitchell was named "one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance" by Directorship magazine.

Edward Fox

Mr. Edward D. Fox Jr., is an Independent Director of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. Mr. Fox has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Vantage Property Investors, LLC, a private real estate investment and development company since January 2003. Mr. Fox was chairman and chief executive officer of Center Trust, a real estate investment trust, from 1998 to January 2003 when Center Trust was acquired by Pan Pacific Retail Properties. Mr. Fox co-founded and served as the chairman of CommonWealth Partners, a fully integrated real estate operating company, from 1995 through October 2003. Prior to forming CommonWealth Partners, Mr. Fox was a senior partner with Maguire Thomas Partners, a national full-service real estate operating company. A certified public accountant, Mr. Fox started his career in public accounting specializing in real estate transactions. Mr. Fox serves on the Dean's advisory council for the USC School of Architecture, a director of the Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation and on the board of trustees of its foundation. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in business, both with honors, from the University of Southern California.

Ranjit Kripalani

Ranjit M. Kripalani is an Independent Director of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation., since November 10, 2014. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kripalani served as the chief executive officer of CRT, LLC, an institutionally focused broker-dealer. Prior to joining CRT, Mr. Kripalani worked at Countrywide Capital Markets, Inc. and Countrywide Financial Corporation from 1998 to 2008, where he served in a number of roles, including the President of Capital Markets and Executive Managing Director of Countrywide Financial Corp. and Chief Executive Officer and President of Countrywide Capital Markets from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Kripalani also served as president and chief executive officer of Countrywide Securities Corporation from 2001 to 2008 and was the Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager for Countrywide Securities Corporation from 1998 to 2001. Prior to joining Countrywide, Mr. Kripalani served as managing director and head of mortgage trading for Chase Securities, Inc. from 1995 to 1998, and as managing director and head of mortgage trading for PaineWebber, Inc. from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Kripalani has a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics.

Richard Roll

Mr. Richard W. Roll is an Independent Director of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. Mr. Roll has been serving as the Linde Institute Professor of Finance at the California Institute of Technology since March 1, 2014 and is also a professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Roll held the Joel Freid Chair in Applied Finance at UCLA where he began teaching in 1976. Mr. Roll is also the principal of the consulting firm, Compensation Valuation, Inc., which he founded in 2003. He was the managing director of WP Capital Management, a fixed-income investment management firm from 1992 to 1995, and he was co-chairman of the Board for Roll and Ross Asset Management Corporation, a quantitative investment management firm, from 1985 through 2003. Mr. Roll also served as a vice-president at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Roll has a BAE from Auburn University, an MBA from the University of Washington and a PhD from the University of Chicago.

Larry Clark

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