Stephen G. Kasnet
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Stephen G. Kasnet is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. He has been a director of our company since our merger with Capitol Acquisition Corp. (“Capitol”) in October of 2009. Mr. Kasnet serves as a director of Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPMT), where he is Chairman of the board and the audit committee. He served as a director of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (NYSE: SBY) from 2012 to 2017, as director and Chairman of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Columbia Laboratories, Inc.)(NASDAQ: JNP) from 2004 to 2015, and was the Chairman of Dartmouth Street Capital LLC, a private investment firm, from 2007 through October 2009. He was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Raymond Property Company LLC, a real estate company, from 2007 through October 2009. From 2000 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Harbor Global Company, Ltd., an asset management, natural resources and real estate investment company, and President of PIOglobal, a Russian real estate investment fund. From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Kasnet was a director and member of the executive committee of The Bradley Real Estate Trust. He was Chairman of Warren Bank from 1990 to 2003. He has also held senior management positions with other financial organizations, including Pioneer Group, Inc., First Winthrop Corporation and Winthrop Financial Associates, and Cabot, Cabot and Forbes. He currently serves as a director of First Ipswich Bank. Mr. Kasnet previously served as a director and Chairman of Rubicon Ltd. (NZX: RBC), a director and Chairman of Tenon Ltd., and as a director of Good Bulk Ltd. He is also a trustee of the Governor’s Academy, a private coed boarding high school in Byfield, Massachusetts. He formerly served as director of Republic Engineered Products and FTD, Inc. Mr. Kasnet received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.