CYS’ executive officers are as follows:
|Kevin E. Grant, CFA|
Mr. Grant is our founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President, and chairman of our board of directors since inception in January 2006. On September 1, 2011, Mr. Grant assumed the title of Chief Investment Officer. In January 2005, Mr. Grant formed Sharpridge Capital Management, L.P. (Sharpridge), which served as a sub-advisor to our prior Manager through August 2011. Prior to forming Sharpridge, Mr. Grant was Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments, where he had direct or indirect responsibility for management of a number of mutual funds’ fixed income assets, as well as separate accounts for Fidelity’s institutional clients. Over the course of his career at Fidelity, Mr. Grant’s mutual fund responsibilities included the Mortgage Securities Fund, Investment Grade Bond Fund, Total Bond Fund, the fixed income portion of Fidelity Puritan Fund and Strategic Income Fund. Prior to joining Fidelity in 1993, Mr. Grant was head of Mortgage Strategy for Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated. He began his investing career at Aetna Bond Investors in 1985. He earned a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Hartford. Mr. Grant is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.
|Jack DeCicco, CPA|
Mr. DeCicco is our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and has served in these capacities since June 2016. From May 2013 to February 2016, Mr. DeCicco served as the Chief Financial Officer of Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc., the commercial real estate business of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (“Annaly”), which was previously CreXus Investment Corp. (“CreXus”), where Mr. DeCicco was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. He was most recently appointed to serve as Chief Accounting Officer of Annaly effective December 2015. In addition, Mr. DeCicco served as the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Annaly’s wholly-owned captive insurance company since its inception in January 2014. From March 2012 until April 2013, Mr. DeCicco served as the Chief Accounting Officer of CreXus and Chimera Investment Corporation. From September 2002 to March 2012, Mr. DeCicco served in various roles of increasing responsibility within Ernst & Young LLP’s New York office Assurance practice. Most recently at Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. DeCicco was a Senior Manager where he served in a dual capacity role as both a financial statement auditor, serving publicly traded companies (primarily mortgage REITs) and private companies, and as the technical accounting subject matter resident in Ernst & Young LLP’s Global Real Estate Center. Mr. DeCicco is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
|Richard E. Cleary|
Mr. Cleary is our Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Secretary, and has served in these capacities since January 2006 and June 2007, respectively. From January 2006 through August 2011, Mr. Cleary served as Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Secretary of Sharpridge. Prior to joining us, and Sharpridge, in January 2006, Mr. Cleary was a Partner at Merathon Advisory, a strategic consulting firm serving private equity and information services firms. Prior to Merathon, Mr. Cleary was the Director of Corporate and Business Development at OneSource Information Services. Prior to OneSource, Mr. Cleary was a Principal at Schooner Capital, a private equity firm, where he led investments in digital assets management, including portfolio company Iron Mountain’s (NYSE: IRM) digital archive business. Prior to Schooner, Mr. Cleary was Managing Director of Thomson Financial in Hong Kong, where he established the firm’s research and quantitative business across Southeast Asia. Mr. Cleary’s other prior work experience includes Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities. Mr. Cleary has a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from the Cornell Business School.
|Thomas A. Rosenbloom|
Mr. Rosenbloom is our Executive Vice President of Business Development, General Counsel, and Secretary. Mr. Rosenbloom has served as our Secretary since June 2007. From May 2007 through August 2011, Mr. Rosenbloom served as General Counsel and Secretary to Sharpridge. Prior to joining Sharpridge in May 2007, from February 2005 through May 2007, Mr. Rosenbloom was a partner with Foley & Lardner, LLP, and a member of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices. Mr. Rosenbloom was also a member of the firm’s Emerging Technologies, Life Sciences, and Nanotechnology Industry Teams. From 1998 through January 2005, Mr. Rosenbloom was a partner with Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. During Mr. Rosenbloom’s tenure at Foley & Lardner and Epstein, Becker & Green, both national law firms, he represented middle-market public companies, entrepreneurs, founders, emerging businesses, start-up corporations, and partnerships in diverse industries. Mr. Rosenbloom managed and negotiated mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financings, and private placements. While in private practice, Mr. Rosenbloom was responsible for developing and managing all aspects of client relationships, including analyzing and evaluating financing, acquisition, and divestiture opportunities, writing, and developing business plans, and providing other planning and financial advice, including with respect to intellectual property protection, labor and employment, immigration and real estate matters. Mr. Rosenbloom has a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and a JD from the Boston University School of Law.