Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • David B. Reiner

    Chairman of the Board

    Mr. Reiner was appointed to the Board of Directors of Residential in December 2012. Mr. Reiner is currently a Director with Regional Real Estate Investment Corporation ("RREIC"), a registered investment advisor that manages private investment funds that make opportunistic real estate investments. Prior to joining RREIC, Mr. Reiner served as a Managing Director of Grosvenor Investment Management US Inc. ("GIM"), a real estate investment fund, from 2003 to 2011. At GIM, Mr. Reiner was responsible for the development and implementation of business strategy, capital markets activities, fund and investment development, fund-raising, fund operations and investor relations. He also was a member of the Management and Investment Committees for GIM's Investment Funds business and served on the Capital Markets Committee of Grosvenor Fund Management Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Reiner was a Co-founder and Managing Director of Legg Mason Real Estate Investors, Inc., from 2000 until 2003, a specialty real estate lender that provided mezzanine and bridge loans to the commercial real estate industry. Mr. Reiner currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of HLSS. Prior to joining the HLSS Board, he served three years on the Board of Directors of Ocwen. He was a member of both the Audit Committee and the Nomination/Governance Committee. Mr. Reiner holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina and a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law in Fairfax, Virginia. He also completed graduate work in international affairs and economics at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

    Independent Director
    Member of the Audit
    Chair of the Compensation
  • Rochelle R. Dobbs

    Ms. Dobbs was appointed to the Board of Directors of Residential in December 2016. Ms. Dobbs has over 26 years of commercial real estate finance experience. Since 2010, Ms. Dobbs has served as President of R Dobbs Partners LLC, a New York-based consulting firm focused on commercial real estate transactions including debt restructures, distressed debt purchases, and debt/equity originations. From 2000 to 2010, Ms. Dobbs was a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Structured Finance (US) and Head of CMBS Capital Markets at Banc of America Merrill Lynch (“BAML”), a leading financial institution. At BAML, Ms. Dobbs was involved in the building of origination and servicing platforms designed to deliver a wide range of products and services to public and private clients in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining BAML, from 1995 to 2000, Ms. Dobbs was a Managing Director and Head of Loan Origination at Chase Manhattan Bank (“Chase”) where she managed a nationwide origination group for Chase’s newly created commercial mortgage backed security business. Ms. Dobbs was a member and served on the Board of Governors of Commercial Mortgage Securities Association. Ms. Dobbs holds a Bachelor of Arts - Economics from New York University in New York City.

    Independent Director
    Member of the Audit
    Chair of the Nominating and Governance
  • George G. Ellison

    Mr. Ellison has served as our Chief Executive Officer since June 30, 2015, and as our President from April 2015 through June 2015.  Mr. Ellison has also served as Chief Executive Officer of AAMC since February 2015, and as Chairman of AAMC since June 30, 2015. Prior to joining AAMC, Mr. Ellison had been employed for 19 years at Bank of America and its predecessor, NationsBank. Mr. Ellison held several roles over his career at Bank of America, most recently being the executive leading the team that managed the valuation and disposition of Bank of America's legacy mortgage loan portfolio and a leading member of Bank of America's Special Initiatives team that worked to resolve Bank of America's representation and warranty litigation. Prior to his most recent roles, Mr. Ellison was Global Head of the Structured Products division within Bank of America's Investment Banking platform. His responsibilities involved all Structured Products including RMBS, ABS, ABCP Conduit and CMBS securities, among others. Mr. Ellison holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.

  • Michael A. Eruzione

    Mr. Eruzione was appointed to the Board of Directors of Residential in December 2012. Mr. Eruzione represents major corporations as a spokesperson and as a motivational speaker and has served as the Director of Development for Athletics at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts since 1995. He previously served as the Director of Special Programs for Alumni Relations and Development. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Eruzione worked as a sports commentator for Madison Square Garden, ABC, NBC and CBS. Mr. Eruzione was captain of the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team that won the gold medal in Lake Placid, NY. Mr. Eruzione holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Boston University School of Education in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Independent Director
    Member of the Nominating and Governance
    Member of the Compensation
  • Wade J. Henderson

    Mr. Henderson was appointed to our Board of Directors in April 2017. Since 1996, Mr. Henderson has served as the President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights was founded in 1950 and engages in legislative advocacy on behalf of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference. As CEO, Mr. Henderson has increased the size of the coalition from 170 to more than 200 member organizations and has led social justice initiatives and developed strategy on major policy priorities regarding civil and human rights on behalf of The Leadership Conference's constituent organizations. Under his guidance, The Leadership Conference steered successful campaigns to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act; pass the Help America Vote Act, the Fair Sentencing Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the ADA Amendments Act, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Since 1998, Mr. Henderson has also acted as the Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., Professor of Public Interest Law at the David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia. Prior to his role with The Leadership Conference, Mr. Henderson was the Washington Bureau director of the NAACP from 1991 to 1996, where he directed the organization's government affairs and national legislative program. From 1982 to 1991, Mr. Henderson was the associate director of the Washington national office of the ACLU. Mr. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University and a Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers University School of Law and is a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the District of Columbia.

    Independent Director
    Member of the Nominating and Governance
    Member of the Compensation
  • George Whitfield “Whit” McDowell

    Mr. McDowell was appointed to our Board of Directors on March 29, 2018. Mr. McDowell currently serves as Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. In 2017, Mr. McDowell retired from his role as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, NC, where he ran the Securitization Finance business for more than 20 years and was responsible for the Subscription Finance business at his retirement. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. McDowell served in several roles at North Carolina National Bank, prior to its merger with Bank of America, and started North Carolina National Bank's asset backed securities business in the late 1980’s and its asset backed commercial paper business in the early 1990’s. Prior to joining North Carolina National Bank, Mr. McDowell was a tax manager with Price Waterhouse and spent two years at Citibank in institutional sales on the trading floor. After undergraduate school and before business school, Mr. McDowell served as an officer in the US Navy. Mr. McDowell received a BBA in Accounting from Wake Forest University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Public Accountancy, serves on the Board of Advisors of the Wake Forest School of Business in Charlotte and the Board of Directors of the Cameron Kravitt Foundation, and previously served six years on each of the Board of Managers of the Dowd YMCA and the Board of Directors of the Duke Mansion and Lynwood Foundation.

    Independent Director
    Chair of the Audit
    Member of the Compensation