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AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc (MITT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Roberts

56 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Sigman

40 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

T Durkin

35 Chief Investment Officer

Andrew Parks

45 2011 Chief Risk Officer

Raul Moreno

37 2015 General Counsel, Secretary

Joseph LaManna

58 2012 Lead Independent Director

Arthur Ainsberg

71 2013 Independent Director

Andrew Berger

71 2011 Independent Director

Debra Hess

53 2018 Independent Director

Peter Linneman

67 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Roberts

Mr. David N. Roberts serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Roberts joined Angelo, Gordon in 1993 and is Head of Strategy. He is a Managing Director and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. At Angelo, Gordon, Mr. Roberts has been responsible for helping start and grow a number of the firm’s businesses, including opportunistic real estate, private equity, net lease real estate, residential mortgage-backed securities and energy lending. Within private equity, Mr. Roberts focused in particular on investments in the specialty finance area, including helping create and serving for over 15 years as Lead Director of publicly traded PRA Group, Inc. (formerly Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.), an Angelo, Gordon portfolio company whose primary business is the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of nonperforming loans. Prior to Angelo, Gordon, Mr. Roberts was a Principal at Gordon Investment Corporation, a Canadian merchant bank, from 1989 to 1993, where he participated in a wide variety of principal transactions. He also worked in the Corporate Finance Department at L.F. Rothschild where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Roberts has a B.S. degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President and has served as a director of the Company since 2011. Due to his senior management and finance experience and his experience as a director of public and private boards, we believe Mr. Roberts should serve as a member of our board of directors.

Brian Sigman

Mr. Brian Chad Sigman is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Previously, He was the Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer of Newcastle Investment Corp. (“Newcastle”) from August 2008 to May 2013. He was also a Managing Director of Newcastle’s external manager, an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Mr. Sigman served as Vice President of Finance of Newcastle from 2006 to 2008 and as Assistant Controller from 2003 through 2006. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Sigman was a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP. He has served as an executive officer of the Company since 2013. Due to his broad experience in accounting and real estate finance and his experience as a Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded companies in our sector, we believe Mr. Sigman should serve as a member of our board of directors.

T Durkin

Mr. T.J. Durkin is Chief Investment Officer of the Company. Mr. Durkin joined Angelo, Gordon in 2008 and is a Managing Director, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Head of the firm’s Structured Credit Platform. T.J. has served as our Chief Investment Officer since October 31, 2017 and serves as co-Portfolio Manager of Angelo, Gordon’s residential mortgage and consumer debt securities portfolios and as a board member of Arc Home, Angelo Gordon’s affiliated mortgage originator and GSE licensed servicer. Prior to joining Angelo, Gordon, T.J. began his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. where he was a Managing Director on the Non-Agency Trading Desk focused on structuring and trading of multiple asset classes, including subprime, Alt-A, second lien and small balance commercial. T.J. earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance from the Fordham University and currently serves as a member of the school’s President Council. He is also a board member of VE International, a not-for-profit organization focused on preparing high school students for college and careers through skills learned in an entrepreneurship based curriculum. He has served as an executive officer of the Company since 2017.

Andrew Parks

Mr. Andrew Parks is the Chief Risk Officer of the Company. Mr. Parks joined Angelo, Gordon in August 2009 as Chief Risk Officer. Before joining Angelo, Gordon, Mr. Parks was associated with Morgan Stanley where he served as an Executive Director overseeing the risk management group for the ultra high net worth division in the U.S. and Latin America. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Parks worked as a corporate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets, secured corporate credit and real estate acquisition/finance. Mr. Parks holds a B.A. degree from Tulane University and a J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He has served as an executive officer of the Company since 2011.

Raul Moreno

Mr. Raul E. Moreno serves as General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Mr. Moreno joined Angelo, Gordon in November 2015 as Senior Counsel and was appointed as our General Counsel and Secretary on November 24, 2015. Prior to joining Angelo, Gordon, Mr. Moreno was a Senior Associate at Kaye Scholer LLP from 2010 to 2015 where he focused on private equity, M&A, securities, and corporate governance matters. Prior to that, Mr. Moreno was a private equity associate at both Ropes & Gray LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Before law school, Mr. Moreno worked as a technology investment banker in Morgan Stanley’s Silicon Valley office. Mr. Moreno graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. degree in economics and from Stanford Law School where he earned his J.D. He has served as an executive officer of the Company since 2015.

Joseph LaManna

Mr. Joseph LaManna is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. LaManna worked at William Blair & Company, LLC from 1987 until his retirement in 2005. During his tenure at William Blair, he served in several different roles, including senior specialty finance analyst, head of the business services group, and director of research. In addition, he was a member of the firm’s executive committee, equity capital markets committee and audit committee for four years. Mr. LaManna has served on the boards of directors of several privately-held companies in the financial services industry. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and he holds a B.A. degree in economics and business administration from Knox College and an M.B.A. degree in finance from The University of Chicago. He has served as a director of the Company since 2011.

Arthur Ainsberg

Mr. Arthur S. Ainsberg is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ainsberg currently serves as a director of Medley Capital Corporation, a closed-end, externally managed financial services company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange, where he is the lead independent director, the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Previously, Mr. Ainsberg served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compliance Committee of the board of directors of Nomura Securities International, Inc. (the U.S. based broker-dealer of The Nomura Group) from 1996 through December 2014. In September 2012, Mr. Ainsberg was named to the board of directors of Nomura Global Financial Products, Inc., and in July 2013, he was named to the board of directors of Nomura Holding America, Inc. He served on each board through December 2014. From July 2003 until May 2012, Mr. Ainsberg served as a director of National Financial Partners Corporation, an independent financial services distribution company. From August 2009 until June 2011, Mr. Ainsberg served as Chief Operating Officer of Lehman Brothers Inc. in liquidation. From December 2003 until July 2009, Mr. Ainsberg served as the Independent Consultant for Morgan Stanley & Co. under the Global Research Settlement and was responsible for selecting and monitoring the providers of independent research for clients of Morgan Stanley. Previously, Mr. Ainsberg was Chief Operating Officer at two investment partnerships, Brahman Capital Corp. from 1996 to 2000 and Bessent Capital Corp. during 2001. He also served as Chairman of the New York State Board for Public Accountancy from 1999 to 2000 and was a member of that board from 1993 to 2001. From 1998 to 2000, he was also a member of the Board of District 10 of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He has served as a director of the Company since 2013.

Andrew Berger

Mr. Andrew L. Berger is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Berger was vice chairman of the executive committee of Sterne, Agee & Leach, a registered broker-dealer and a member of the NYSE, from 2007 until 2009. From 2003 until 2006, he was a Senior Managing Director of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, a U.S. investment bank. Mr. Berger has also held senior positions in financial institutions in New York, London and Geneva, and has practiced law in New York and Paris. He is now an independent consultant. Mr. Berger was a member of the board of directors of Thermadyne Holdings Corp., a NASDAQ listed company from 2003 until the sale of the company in December 2010. He served as chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee and as a member of the compensation committee. He also has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Berger has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Lehigh University and a J.D. degree from Columbia University. He has served as a director of the Company since 2011.

Debra Hess

Ms. Debra A. Hess is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Hess most recently served as NorthStar Asset Management Group’s Chief Financial Officer, a position she held from July 2011 until January 2017, when NorthStar merged with Colony Capital. Ms. Hess had also served as Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. since July 2011. Until August 2015, Ms. Hess served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NS Income, NS Healthcare, NS Income II and NorthStar/RXR, positions she had held from October 2011, March 2012, December 2012 and March 2014, respectively. Ms. Hess also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Europe from June 2015 to November 2015. Prior to joining NorthStar, Ms. Hess previously served as Chief Financial Officer of H/2 Capital Partners, where she was employed from August 2008 to June 2011. From March 2003 to July 2008, Ms. Hess was a managing director at Fortress Investment Group, where she also served as Chief Financial Officer of Newcastle Investment Corp., a Fortress portfolio company and a NYSE-listed alternative investment manager. From 1993 to 2003, Ms. Hess served in various positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co., including as Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Principal Finance Group and as a Manager of Financial Reporting in Goldman Sachs’ Finance Division. Prior to 1993, Ms. Hess was employed by the Chemical Banking Corporation in the corporate credit policy group and by Arthur Andersen & Company as a supervisory senior auditor. Ms. Hess currently serves on the Board of Directors of Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: CRR.UN) where she is a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Hess holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University.

Peter Linneman

Dr. Peter David Linneman, PhD., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Linneman is currently the Emeritus Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Finance, and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business where he has been on the faculty since 1979. At Wharton, he was the Director of the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center from 1986-1998 and the Chairperson of the Wharton Real Estate Department from 1994-1997. He holds both a masters and a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Linneman is also the founding principal of Linneman Associates, a real estate advisory firm, and the CEO of American Land Funds and KL Realty Fund, both private real estate acquisition firms. He currently serves on the board of directors of Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG), Paramount Group, Inc. (NYSE: PGRE) and Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC), each of which is a public real estate investment trust. Dr. Linneman has served on over 20 public and private company boards, including as director of eleven New York Stock Exchange listed companies. He has served as a director of the Company since 2011.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Roberts

--

Brian Sigman

1,134,260

T Durkin

--

Andrew Parks

148,402

Raul Moreno

382,040

Joseph LaManna

145,000

Arthur Ainsberg

145,000

Andrew Berger

130,000

Debra Hess

--

Peter Linneman

120,000
As Of  30 Dec 2017