Lead Director and Board Member
Michael D. Malone has been a member of our Board since November 2012, is our Lead Director and serves on our Compensation Committee (Chairman) and Audit Committee. From February 2008 to February 2012, Mr. Malone served as managing director of Fortress Investment Group LLC, where he was in charge of the Charlotte, North Carolina office and responsible for the business of the capital formation group in the southeast and southwest regions of the United States. Mr. Malone retired from Bank of America in November 2007, after nearly 24 years of service as a senior executive banker and managing director. Over those years, Mr. Malone worked in and ran a number of investment banking businesses for the bank and its subsidiary, Banc of America Securities, including real estate, gaming, lodging, leisure, and the financial sponsors businesses. Mr. Malone is lead director of Mr. Cooper Group Inc., a publicly traded non bank residential mortgage lender, where he is the nominating and corporate governance committee chairman and a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Malone received his Bachelor of Science in General Studies from the University of Kentucky.