Board of Directors
Brian C. Taylor
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Brian C. Taylor is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Taylor has been a director of our company since we were incorporated in May 2009. Mr. Taylor also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPMT). Mr. Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of Pine River, which he founded in 2002. Prior to Pine River’s inception, Mr. Taylor was with EBF & Associates from 1988 to 2002; he was named head of the convertible arbitrage group in 1994 and Partner in 1997. His responsibilities included portfolio management, marketing, product development and trading information systems development. Mr. Taylor received a B.S. from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Taylor passed the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Examination in 1986. Mr. Taylor currently serves on the board of directors for Northside Achievement Zone. He also previously served as a director and Chairman of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. from 2012 to 2014.