John S. Moody is Chairperson of the Board and joined the Board in 2015. Mr. Moody is also the chairperson of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Moody has been an Independent Director of Potlatch Corporation since September 2006 and currently serves as Lead Independent Director. Since 2010, he has served as President of Parkside Capital, LLC in Houston, which is the General Partner and Manager of Parkside Capital Land Fund, LTD. From 2007 through 2009, Mr. Moody served as President of Proterra Management LLC in Houston, which is the General Partner and Manager of Proterra Realty Fund, LTD. From 2004 through 2005, Mr. Moody served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HRO Asset Management, LLC. From 2001 to 2004, he was President of Marsh & McLennan Real Estate Advisors, Inc. He has also served as a Director of Huron Consulting Group since 2005, and Hines Global REIT, Inc., a commercial real estate REIT since 2009. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Moody served on the board of directors of Equity Office Properties Trust, and from 2004 to 2006, he served on the board of directors of CRIIMI MAE, Inc., both of which were publicly traded REITs. Mr. Moody graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree and received his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Texas.
Douglas B. Hansen, Jr. is a Director and joined the Board in 2015. Mr. Hansen is also the chairperson of our Investment Committee. Since 2011, Mr. Hansen has served as CEO of Atria Properties, LLC, a commercial real estate brokerage company. Since 2009, Mr. Hansen has served as President of Resonant Capital, Inc., a business services company. Mr. Hansen is a Founder of Redwood Trust, Inc., a public mortgage REIT, and served as Redwood’s President from 1994 through 2008. Mr. Hansen currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Redwood Trust, Inc. and has been a director of Redwood Trust, Inc. since 1994. From 1990 through 1997, he was a Principal with GB Capital. Mr. Hansen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Marran H. Ogilvie is a Director and joined the Board in 2015. Ms. Ogilvie is also the chairperson of our Nominating and Governance Committee and our Audit Committee. Ms. Ogilvie has served as an Advisor to the Creditors Committee for the Lehman Brothers International (Europe) Administration since 2008, as a Director of LSB Industries, Inc., a manufacturing company, since 2015, as a Director of Zais Financial Corporation, a real estate investment trust, since 2013 and as a Director for the Korea Fund, an investment company, since 2012. Ms. Ogilvie served as a Director for Southwest Bancorp, a regional commercial bank from 2012 to 2015, and as a Director of Seventy Seven Energy Inc., an oil field services company, from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Ogilvie was a member of Ramius, LLC, an alternative investment management firm, where she served in various capacities from 1994 to 2009 before the firm’s merger with Cowen Group, including as Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2009 and General Counsel from 1997 to 2007. Following the merger, Ms. Ogilvie became Chief of Staff at Cowen Group, Inc. until 2010. Ms. Ogilvie received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University.
Paul E. Szurek is a Director and joined the Board in 2015. Since September 2016, Mr. Szurek has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CoreSite Realty Corporation, a publicly traded data center REIT. Mr. Szurek was a Director of CoreSite since September 2010, serving as Lead Independent Director. Mr. Szurek served as Chief Financial Officer of Biltmore Farms, LLC from 2003 through August 2016. Prior to joining Biltmore, Mr. Szurek served as Chief Financial Officer of Security Capital Group Incorporated. He has previously served as Director to two publicly-traded real estate companies, Regency Centers from 1996 to 1997 and Security Capital US Realty from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Szurek is currently a Director of the Charlotte, North Carolina branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He received a Juris Doctorate with honors from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
William H. Lenehan has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since 2015 and joined the Board in 2015. Mr. Lenehan is a real estate industry professional with significant experience in net leased properties and public company corporate governance matters. Mr. Lenehan served on the board of directors of Darden from October 2014 until he resigned effective as of November 9, 2015 to become our President and Chief Executive Officer. From June 2012 until its sale in late 2014, Mr. Lenehan served as a special advisor to the board of directors of EVOQ Properties, Inc., the owner of a substantial portfolio of development assets in downtown Los Angeles, California. Previously, Mr. Lenehan was the Interim Chief Executive Officer of MI Developments, Inc., now named Granite REIT, a real estate operating company with a global net lease portfolio, from June 2011 to December 2011. In addition, Mr. Lenehan was an investment professional for approximately 10 years at Farallon Capital Management, LLC, a global institutional asset management firm.
Mr. Lenehan joined the board of directors of Macy’s, Inc. in April 2016. Mr. Lenehan served as a director of Gramercy Property Trust Inc., a commercial real estate investment company focused on acquiring and managing net leased office and industrial assets, from January 2012 until December 2015. From May 2012 until May 2015, Mr. Lenehan served on the board of directors of Stratus Properties Inc., a real estate development company. Mr. Lenehan is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College.