People: Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN.N)
Mr. Thomas F. Robards is Independent Chairman of the Board of trustees of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT since May 1,2013. Mr. Robards has been a principal in Robards & Co, LLC, a private investment and advisory company, since July 2005. He currently serves as a Trustee and is Audit Committee Chair for the HSBC Investor Funds, a mutual fund complex. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ellington Financial LLC, a position he has held since October 2009, and as Chairman of its Audit Committee, a position he has held since August 2007. He is a Director and is Audit Committee Chair of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., and until December of 2006 was a Director and on the Audit Committee of Financial Federal Corporation, both NYSE-listed companies. From 2003 to 2004, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York. He was the Chief Financial Officer for Datek Online Holding Corporation from 2000 until its acquisition by Ameritrade in 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Robards was employed at Republic New York Corporation for 24 years, including as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, and from 1997 to 1999 served on its board of directors. During his tenure his responsibilities at Republic included leading its Asset/Liability and Finance Committees as well as managing Republic National Bank treasury and investment portfolio activities. Mr. Robards earned his B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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