Stephen G. Kasnet

Chair of the Board and Independent Director


Stephen G. Kasnet

Stephen G. Kasnet

Chair of the Board and Independent Director

Former President & CEO, Harbor Global Company, Ltd.


Independent Director since 2017

Committees:

  • Audit (Chair)

 

Executive Experience

  • President & CEO, Harbor Global & CEO of PIOglobal Investment Fund (a subsidiary of Harbor Global) (2000-2006)
  • CEO, Pioneer First Voucher Fund (Russia) (2000-2006)
  • President, Pioneer Global Insitutional Advisors (1995-2000)
  • President, Pioneer Real Estate Investors (1993-2000)
  • Director & Member of the Executive Committee, The Bradley Real Estate Trust (1995-1999)
  • President, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes Asset Management (1990-1993)
  • Additional senior management positions with other financial organizations including First Winthrop Corporation and Winthrop Financial Associates

Other Boards

  • Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee & Member of the Risk Oversight Committee, Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO), predecessor of Granite Point Mortgage Trust (2009-present)
  • Director, Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (NYSE: SBY) (2012-2017)
  • Chairman of the Board , Rubicon (NZX: RBC) (2008-2018)
  • Director, First Ipswich Bancorp (2008-2020)
  • Director, GoodBulk, an ocean cargo carrier (2017-2019)
  • Chairman of the Board, Tenon Ltd., a timberland owner and wood product producer (2016-2018)
  • Chairman of the Board, Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (NASDQ: CBRX) (2004-2015)
  • Director, Republic Engineered Products, a specialty steel manufacturer (2002-2008)
  • Director, FTD, a florist collective (2001-2005)
  • Chairman of the Board, Warren Bank & Warren Bancorp. (1990-2003)

Organizations

  • Trustee, The Governor’s Academy, a private coed boarding high school in Byfield, Massachusetts

Education

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

John (“Jack”) A. Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director


John (“Jack”) A. Taylor

John (“Jack”) A. Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

President & CEO, Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.


Director since 2017

Executive Experience

  • President & CEO, Granite Point Mortgage Trust (2017-present)
  • Global Head of Commercial Real Estate, Pine River Capital Management (2014-2020)
  • Managing Director, Head of Global Real Estate Finance, Member of the Global Management Committee and Chair of the Global Investment Committee for debt and equity, Prudential Real Estate Investors (now known as PGIM Real Estate Company) (2009-2014)
  • Partner, Five Mile Capital Partners (2003-2007)
  • Co-Head of Real Estate Investment Banking for the Americas and Europe, UBS
  • Head of Real Estate Group and Member of the Operating Committee, PaineWebber
  • Head Trader & Manager of CMBS and Principal Commercial Mortgage business, Kidder, Peabody & Co.

Organizations

  • Founding Governor & Member, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (formerly known as the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association)
  • Member, President’s Council of the Real Estate Roundtable
  • Chairman of the Board, Innocence Project, an organization that works to free the innocent, prevent wrongful convictions and create fair, compassionate and equitable systems of justice for everyone, guided by science and grounded in antiracism

Education

  • JD, Yale Law School
  • MSc, International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Illinois

Tanuja M. Dehne

Independent Director


Tanuja M. Dehne

Tanuja M. Dehne

Independent Director

President & CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation


Independent Director since 2017

Committees:

  • Compensation
  • Nominating and Corporate Governance (Chair)

Executive Experience

  • President & CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, a private foundation that supports, centers, and connects communities and changemakers who are addressing the root causes and repair of structural racism and inequity in New Jersey (2019-present)
  • NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) (2004-2016)
    • Executive Vice President, Chief Administrator and Chief of Staff
    • Additional roles included: Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Corporate Secretary & Deputy/Assistant General Counsel
  • Practiced corporate law as a member of the business department, Saul Ewing (1999-2004)

Other Boards

  • Director, Climate Real Impact Solutions II Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CLIM.U) (2021-2022)
  • Director, Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE: ADSW) (2017-2020)
  • Director, Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE: SBY) (2012-2017)

Organizations

  • Co-Chair, Gupta Governance Institute, Drexel University, an institute that advocates for improved governance practices for public, private and nonprofit organizations through programming, knowledge sharing, and research
  • Trustee, Lafayette College
  • Trustee, New York Public Radio
  • Trustee, AAPIP (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy)
  • Trustee, Philanthropy New York
  • Member, Nominating & Governance Peer Group Steering Committee, Women Corporate Directors

Education

  • JD, Syracuse University
  • MA, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Lafayette College

Sheila McGrath

Independent Director


Sheila McGrath

Sheila McGrath

Independent Director

Principal, Grayton Advisory


Independent Director since 2022

Committees:

  • Nominating and Corporate Governance

Executive Experience

  • Principal, Grayton Advisory (2022-present)
  • Senior Managing Director, Equity REITs, Real Estate Operating Companies, Evercore (2012-2022)
  • Managing Director, Senior Vice President & Member of the Research Review & Leadership Committees, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (2007-2012)
  • Senior Equity research analyst covering REITs for more than 20 years at other financial organizations including Smith Barney, UBS and Dresdner Kleinwort
  • Valued commercial real estate properties in the real estate advisory and valuation group at CB Commercial

Organizations

  • Member of the Advisory Board of Governors, Real Estate Investment Advisory Counsel (REIAC), Steering Committee of the Dividends Through Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and Best Financial Practices Committee, NAREIT
  • Founding Member of the Board of the Center for Women in Business and Mentor for GROW (Gaining and Retaining Outstanding Women), Rutgers Business School
  • Associate Member of a variety of industry organizations including International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Education

  • MBA, Finance and Real Estate, Rutgers University
  • AB, Economics, Lafayette College

W. Reid Sanders

Independent Director


W. Reid Sanders

W. Reid Sanders

Independent Director

President, Sanders Properties, Inc.


Independent Director since 2017

Committees:

  • Audit
  • Compensation
  • Nominating and Corporate Governance

Executive Experience

  • President, Sanders Properties (2004-present)
  • Investment Committee Member, Cypress Realty (2002-present)
  • Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Southeastern Asset Management
  • President, Longleaf Partners Mutual Funds
  • Investment Officer, First Tennessee Investment Management

Other Boards

  • Director & Member of the Audit, Compensation and Risk Oversight Committees, Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO), predecessor of Granite Point Mortgage Trust (2009-present)
  • Director & Member of the Audit Committee, Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE: MAA) (2010-present)
  • Director and Member of the Executive, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning Committees, Independent Bank (2004-present)
  • Advisory Board Member, SSM Venture Partners III (2000-present)
  • Director, Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE: SBY) (2015-2017)
  • Chairman of the Board, Two Rivers Capital Management (2004-2007)
  • Director, Harbor Global (2001-2006)
  • Director, PIOglobal Asset Management (2001-2006)
  • Director, TBA Entertainment (2000-2004)
  • Director, The Pioneer Group (1999-2000)

Organizations

  • Chairman of the Board, Hugo Dixon Foundation
  • Trustee, Dixon Gallery and Gardens Endowment Fund, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Education

  • BA, Economics, University of Virginia

Hope B. Woodhouse

Independent Director


Hope B. Woodhouse

Hope B. Woodhouse

Independent Director

Former Chief Operating Officer, Bridgewater Associates, LP


Independent Director since 2017

Committees:

  • Audit
  • Compensation (Chair)
  • Nominating and Corporate Governance

Executive Experience

  • Chief Operating Officer, Bridgewater Associates (2005-2009)
  • President & Chief Operating Officer, Auspex Group (2003-2005)
  • Chief Operating Officer, Soros Fund Management
  • Treasurer, Tiger Management
  • Managing Director, Salomon Brothers

Other Boards

  • Trustee and Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR) (2023-present)
  • Director, Chair of the Risk Oversight Committee and Member of the Audit Committee, Two Harbors Investment Group (NYSE: TWO), predecessor of Granite Point Mortgage Trust (2012-present)
  • Director, Atomyze (2020-2022)
  • Director, Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) (2011-2014)
  • Director, Seoul Securities (2001-2003)

Organizations

  • Director, Children’s Services Advisory Committee of Indian River Country
  • Director, John’s Island Community Service League
  • Trustee, Tiger Foundation
  • Director, The Bond Market Association (1997-1998)

Education

  • MBA, Harvard University
  • AB, Economics, Georgetown University