Board of Directors
Stephen G. Kasnet
Non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Lead Independent Director
Stephen G. Kasnet is an independent member and the non-Executive Vice 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 is also a director of Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPMT) and Rubicon Ltd. (NZX: RBC), where he is Chairman of the board. He previously served as director of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (NYSE: SBY) from December 2012 to May 2017, as a director and Chairman of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Columbia Laboratories, Inc.), a specialty pharmaceuticals company (NASDAQ: JNP), from 2004 through July 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 1999, 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 serves as a director of First Ipswich Bank and as a director of Tenon Ltd., a wood products company (his term at Tenon Ltd. is scheduled to end in May 2017 following the sale of the company). 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.