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.

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.

Neil C. Rifkind

Neil has been our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since July 2013. From 2011 until July 2013, Mr. Rifkind was Special Counsel at the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and securities law.

From 2006 through 2010, he was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. From 1998 until 2006, Mr. Rifkind was an associate at the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Mr. Rifkind has a JD from Boston University School of Law, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and an AB in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.

Sandra Bell

Sandra has been our Chief Financial Officer since July 2015. Previously, Ms. Bell served as Chief Financial Officer of Prospect Mortgage, a private equity owned mortgage originator and servicer, and as Chief Financial Officer of PHH Corporation a publicly traded, multi-divisional financial services company engaged in the private label mortgage services and fleet management businesses. Prior to PHH, Ms. Bell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. Prior to assuming her position at the Federal Home Loan Bank, Ms. Bell had been a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities.

Ms. Bell received a BA Economics from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Julia Wyatt

Julia has been our Chief Operating Officer since January 2015. Previously, she was our Chief Financial Officer from our inception in 2007.

Ms. Wyatt was the Chief Financial Officer of Tricadia Capital from 2005 to 2016. Prior to joining Tricadia in 2005, Ms. Wyatt held various financial roles at Havell Capital Management, Neuberger Berman, and Morgan Grenfell Capital Management. Ms. Wyatt was with Deloitte & Touche from 1980 to 1988. Ms. Wyatt has a BS in Accounting from the University of Utah.

Scott McKinney

Scott has been our Deputy Chief Financial Officer since April 2022. Previously, Mr. McKinney was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis overseeing strategic planning and financial analysis along with investor relations responsibilities. Prior to Tiptree, Mr. McKinney spent nearly 10 years in various financial leadership positions at General Electric Company, including GE Real Estate Global Financial Planning & Analysis Leader.

Mr. McKinney received his BS in Management from Purdue University.