Michael G. Barnes

Michael currently serves as the Chairman of our Board of Directors as well as the Executive Chairman. He has been the Chairman of Tiptree since its inception in 2007. Mr. Barnes is a founding partner of Tricadia Holdings, LP, a privately held company providing investment management services. Prior to the formation of Tricadia in 2003, Mr. Barnes oversaw various credit trading strategies at UBS, PaineWebber and Bear Stearns.

Mr. Barnes received his AB from Columbia College.

Jonathan Ilany

Jonathan is our Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of our Board of Directors. Previously, he was our Executive Vice President, Head of Mortgage Finance and Asset Management.

Since 2005, Mr. Ilany has been a passive partner at Mariner Investment Group where he was a partner from 2000 until 2005. Previously, Mr. Ilany worked at Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Ilany served in the armored corps of the Israeli Defense Forces and received his BA and MBA from the University of San Francisco.

Paul Friedman

Paul serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Friedman’s prior experience includes 5 years at Guggenheim Securities as Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Friedman was also a Managing Director at Mariner Investment Group. Mr. Friedman spent 27 years at Bear Stearns, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of the Fixed Income Division. Mr. Friedman serves on the Board of Directors of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. and Great Ajax Corp.

Mr. Friedman has a M.S. in Finance and Accounting from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University.

Lesley Goldwasser

Lesley is a Managing Partner of GreensLedge Capital Markets LLC. Prior to joining GreensLedge, Ms. Goldwasser was associated with Credit Suisse Group AG as a Managing Director where she had global responsibility for the Hedge Fund Strategic Services unit. Before Credit Suisse, Ms. Goldwasser spent 12 years at Bear Stearns where she was co-head of Global Debt and Equity Capital Markets units and had global responsibility for structured products. Ms. Goldwasser also spent 12 years at Credit Suisse in a variety of management positions, including responsibility for both the Asset Backed and Non-Agency Mortgage Trading Desks.

Ms. Goldwasser is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Dominique Mielle

Dominique serves as Chair of the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Mielle was a partner and senior portfolio manager at Canyon Partners, where she worked from 1998 to 2017, focusing on the transportation, technology, retail and consumer products sectors, corporate and municipal bond securitizations and leading Canyon’s collateralized loan obligations business. She was named one of the Top 50 Women in Hedge Funds by Ernst & Young in 2017. Prior to joining Canyon in 1998, Ms. Mielle worked at Libra Investments, Lehman Brothers and Credit Lyonnais. Since April 2019, Ms. Mielle has been a director of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where she is the chair of the audit committee. Since 2018, she has been a director of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation, a mortgage REIT investment firm, where she is the chair of the compensation committee and serves on the audit and compensation, nominating and corporate governance committees. Ms. Mielle also has been a director of Studio City International since 2018, where she is the chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and serves on the compensation and audit and risk committees.

Ms. Mielle graduated with an M.B.A. (Finance) from Stanford University and a Master in Management degree from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in France (HEC Paris).

Bradley E. Smith

Brad is the founder of Kahala Capital Advisors LLC, a private investment firm, and of Kahala Aviation Ltd. a commercial aircraft leasing company. Prior to Kahala Capital, Mr. Smith worked for almost 20 years in banking in New York and Asia, including five years at Bear Stearns. Prior to Bear Stearns Mr. Smith spent 10 years with Bankers Trust Company as a syndicate manager in the loan syndications group where he was responsible for the syndication of some of the largest leveraged loan financings. He also worked in the Company’s credit trading businesses in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Mr. Smith served in the past on a variety of fund boards and investment committees including Tricadia Credit Strategies Ltd. until August 2019 and is currently on the board of trustees of the Hawai’i Nature Conservancy.

Mr. Smith holds a BA from St. Joseph’s University and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management.

Randy Maultsby

Randy has been our President since July 2021 and is a member of our Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Maultsby held the title of Managing Director of Tiptree since 2010. In his new position as President, Mr. Maultsby will continue to focus on corporate strategy and development, overseeing Tiptree’s acquisition, disposition and capital markets activities. Mr. Maultsby will also continue to serve as an independent director of Invesque Inc., a position he has held since 2018. Prior to joining Tiptree in 2010, Mr. Maultsby was a Senior Vice President in the investment banking division of Fox-Pitt, Kelton. During his investment banking career, he focused on providing strategic advice to a broad array of banking, finance, asset management and brokerage clients. Mr. Maultsby has held various positions at JP Morgan, Conning & Company and Citigroup.

Mr. Maultsby graduated with a B.A. from Hampton University.