Mr. Bossidy was elected to the Board of Directors of AAMC in December 2012. Mr. Bossidy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Patripabre Capital LLC, in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and provides consulting services to companies in the financial services industry. Mr. Bossidy also serves on the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company that is the parent of Berkshire Bank with branches throughout New England. Mr. Bossidy previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Clayton Holdings LLC from 2008 to 2014, when it was acquired by Radian Group, Inc. Prior to joining Clayton, Mr. Bossidy was a Senior Operations Executive at Cerberus Capital Management LP, a real estate investment fund, from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Bossidy served in various executive appointments for General Electric Company from 1993 to 2006, including General Manager of Corporate Business Development, President of the Refrigerator Product Line within GE Appliances Division, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting (North America), President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Vendor Financial Services, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Commercial Equipment Financing and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Solutions Group. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Mr. Bossidy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, a Master in Accounting from New York University in New York, New York and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York, New York.
Mr. Byrd was elected to our Board of Directors in June 2015. Mr. Byrd has served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Neighborhoods (NAN), one of the nation's largest and oldest multi-issue membership associations of grass-roots neighborhood organizations, since 1995, and from 1982 to 1994, served as Federal FTA Project Manager for NAN. He has over thirty years of management experience in directing grass-roots programs. On America's social and economic development challenges, he has served as a public policy catalyst, a community outreach strategist and resource person to the White House, Congressional, state and local government officials, corporations and neighborhood leaders. Mr. Byrd is a native Washingtonian, educated in the District of Columbia Public Schools, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University.
Ms. Kurland was appointed to the Board of Directors of AAMC in December 2012. Ms. Kurland is the founder and President of Classic Strategies Group, LLC, (“CSG”), a private company founded in 2004 which provides mergers and acquisition consulting services to mortgage banking executives. Ms. Kurland served as President of DK Advisory Services, Inc. (“DKAS”), the predecessor to CSG. Prior to joining DKAS, Ms. Kurland was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns, as head of its Mortgage Banking Mergers and Acquisitions Group where she advised clients on the purchase and sale of mortgage companies and mortgage servicing portfolios. Ms. Kurland served on the Board of Directors of Lender Services, Inc. until the sale of the company to Fidelity National Financial in February 2003. Ms. Kurland holds a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Ms. Kurland’s background in real estate financing and advisory experience in the mortgage and real estate industries, along with her prior management and board of directors experience, brings industry expertise, leadership direction and guidance to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Redleaf was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2014. Mr. Redleaf is a Partner at Luxor Capital Group, LP, a New York-based hedge fund ("Luxor"), where he focuses on the homebuilding, commercial real estate, finance and gaming sectors. Prior to joining Luxor, Mr. Redleaf was a Research Analyst at Imperial Capital, a distressed debt focused investment bank. Mr. Redleaf currently serves as a member of the board of directors of William Lyons Homes Inc., Innovate Managed Holdings LLC and Eastland Tire Australia Pty. He received his B.A. degree in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005.