President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer
William Greenberg is our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer and a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Greenberg has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2020, as Chief Investment Officer since June 2021 and as a director since September 2020. Mr. Greenberg previously served as our Co-Chief Investment Officer from January 2020 to June 2020 and as Co-Deputy Chief Investment Officer from June 2018 to January 2020. Mr. Greenberg has over 25 years of experience managing portfolios of structured finance assets. Prior to joining Two Harbors in 2012, Mr. Greenberg was a Managing Director at UBS AG, holding various senior positions with responsibilities including managing the mortgage repurchase liability risk related to over $100 billion of RMBS and whole loans issued and/or sold by UBS. Additionally, Mr. Greenberg was Co-Head of Trading within the SNB StabFund, including managing $40 billion of legacy RMBS, ABS, and CMBS. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Greenberg was a Managing Director at Natixis NA, where he co-managed portfolios of RMBS and Agency mortgage servicing rights. Mr. Greenberg holds a B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Washington.
Rebecca B. Sandberg
Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Rebecca B. Sandberg is our General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Sandberg has served as our General Counsel and Secretary since March 2013 and before that served as our Deputy General Counsel and Secretary from May 2012 until March 2013. From June 2010 to May 2012, she served as our Senior Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Ms. Sandberg also served as Secretary for Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPMT) following its spin-out from Two Harbors in 2017 until August 2020, and also served as Granite Point’s General Counsel from 2017 through December 2019. Prior to June 2010, Ms. Sandberg was in the private practice of law where she advised public and private clients across a variety of industries, primarily in the areas of securities laws, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance and general corporate law. She received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mary Riskey is our Chief Financial Officer and has served in that capacity since February 2019. Ms. Riskey previously served as Acting Chief Financial Officer since October 2018; as Managing Director, Chief Accounting Officer since 2016; as Director, Corporate Controller since 2013; and as Director, Loan Accounting upon joining the Company in 2011. Ms. Riskey has spent the breadth of her career in financial reporting and accounting roles for public financial services companies. From 2000 to 2011, Ms. Riskey served in leadership roles at GMAC ResCap, a global diversified real estate company, advancing to Senior Director, Accounting and Reporting. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Riskey held several positions at Arcadia Financial LTD, serving most recently as Assistant Controller. Ms. Riskey received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of North Dakota.
Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Robert Rush is our Chief Risk Officer and has served in that capacity since 2014. Mr. Rush previously served as a Managing Director upon joining the Company in 2013. Prior to joining Two Harbors, Mr. Rush held a variety of positions at UBS AG in New York. During 2013, Mr. Rush was a Managing Director and Director of Risk Strategy for the Non-Core and Legacy Group, the unit established to oversee UBS’ exit from capital-inefficient businesses. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Head of Risk Analytics for the StabFund Investment Management Group, focusing on fundamental/technical analytics and interest rate risk management for a multi-billion portfolio of residential and commercial loans, RMBS, CMBS and ABS. From 2007 to 2008 Mr. Rush served as the Head CDO and Esoteric Asset Trader for the UBS Workout Group, and from 2006 to 2007 he co-managed the ABS/CMBS Derivatives Structuring Team within the Global CDO Group. From 1999 to 2006, he worked for John Hancock Financial Services, including as Vice President and Director of Quantitative Research for Declaration Management & Research; and from 1998 to 1999, he was with Queues Enforth Development as a Senior Operations Researcher. Mr. Rush holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Fordham University, an M.S. in Operations Research & Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences & Engineering Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Alecia Hanson is our Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Two Harbors in 2011, Ms. Hanson served as HR Manager, Site Director of Presbyterian Homes & Services from 2007 to 2011. There, she supported a campus of 500+ employees. Some of her projects included developing policies and procedures and implementing and managing HR technology. From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Hanson was a Staffing Manager for Landmark Staffing where her client was General Electric Oil & Gas. From 2002 to 2005 she was a Human Resources Consultant for TCM Consulting, Inc. Ms. Hanson received a B.S. degree in Sociology from Arizona State University and is pursuing a J.D. from Northwestern California University School of Law.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Matt Keen is our Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Keen became our Chief Technology Officer in 2020, having previously served as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of Two Harbors since 2018. Prior to joining Two Harbors, Mr. Keen was at Ameriprise Financial from 2003 to 2018, where he was most recently the Vice President, Architecture and Brokerage Experience. While at Ameriprise, he led the architecture practice and team, created the design and led the development of product platforms, executed on transforming the transactional platform for an increased customer experience, and led the development and implementation of a lending platform. Previous roles at Ameriprise included Vice President, Architecture, Portfolio Architect and Project Architect. Prior to Ameriprise, Mr. Keen was a Consultant for Onigum Technology Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Keen received his Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Methods and Computer Science from University of St. Thomas.
Vice President and Treasurer
Sheila Lichty serves as our Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to being appointed Treasurer in 2018, Ms. Lichty served as Assistant Treasurer of the company. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Lichty worked for CBRE, Inc. as a Senior Controller overseeing Cash Management and Banking Relations. From 2004 to 2010, Ms. Lichty held various roles at GMAC-Rescap, most recently as a Director in the Treasury group. From 1998 to 2004, Ms. Lichty worked for Wells Fargo Bank in various roles. Ms. Lichty received an M.B.A with a concentration in Finance and a B.A. in Business Administration Finance from the University of St. Thomas.
Vice President and Head of Mortgage Servicing and Operations
Jason Vinar is our Vice President and Head of Mortgage Servicing and Operations. Prior to becoming Head of Mortgage Servicing in 2019, Mr. Vinar was a Managing Director and part of the company’s investment team, with primary responsibility for the investment strategy of the company’s portfolio of conventional MSR. Prior to joining Two Harbors in 2013, Mr. Vinar served as Director, Quantitative Modeling, Capital Market Solutions at Ameriprise Financial where he developed and implemented an equity volatility surface calibration application, an asset valuation platform for futures, options, variance swaps, and interest rate swaps, and a shock and P/L application used to manage the Variable Annuity hedging platform. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Vinar served as Partner, Valuation Analytics for Castle Peak Capital Advisors. Since 2010, Mr. Vinar has been a Lecturer, Master of Financial Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Vinar received a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and a Master of Financial Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.