Management Team

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James C. Hunt
Chairman

Mr. Hunt has served as our Chairman since joining our Board in January 2018. He currently serves as the CEO and president of Hunt Companies, Inc., and has been a member of its Board since 2001. He is also on the Board and serves as CEO of various subsidiaries of the Hunt Companies, Inc., as well as overseeing Hunt’s private market real estate development and acquisition activities. Mr. Hunt began his career at Hunt in 1993 as a project developer for Hunt’s construction division, was later appointed Vice President, Executive Vice President and subsequently President. Mr. Hunt received a B.A. in economics and an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin. 

James P. Flynn
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Flynn has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2018. He currently serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of Hunt Mortgage Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hunt Companies, Inc. and affiliate of the Manager.  Mr. Flynn joined Hunt Mortgage Group (formerly Centerline Capital Group) in 2007 and is a member of its executive management team and the investment and credit committees. Prior to joining Hunt Mortgage Group, Mr. Flynn practiced law at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in its real estate practice group and prior to that Mr. Flynn was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Flynn received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, magna cum laude and a JD from Columbia University Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr. Flynn is a member of the California State Bar, ULI, CREFC, MBA, and NAREIM.

Michael Larsen
President

Mr. Larsen has served as our President since January 2018. He currently serves as Senior Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Hunt Mortgage Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hunt Companies, Inc. and affiliate of the Manager.  Mr. Larsen joined Hunt Mortgage Group (formerly Centerline Capital Group) in 2002 and is a member of its executive management team and investment committee. Prior to joining Hunt Mortgage Group, Mr. Larsen worked in the real estate consulting and structured finance practices at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Larsen received a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University. Mr. Larsen has been a participant in the Real Estate Roundtable’s TPAC and RECPAC committees and is a member of the MBA.

David Oston
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary

David Oston has been our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and a director since our formation in March 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Oston was a Managing Director of Ivy Square Ltd., a fixed income investment firm, from 2008 to 2012. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Oston was a portfolio manager at Ceres Capital, a specialized investment management firm with expertise in a range of fixed income assets including RMBS. Prior to Ceres, Mr. Oston spent 13 years with Natexis Banques Populaires in a variety of roles, including CFO of the New York branch. Mr. Oston began his career at ANZ/Grindlays, where he spent nine years in a variety of credit-related roles, before spending another two years at Banque Bruxelles Lambert. Mr. Oston holds an M.A and a B.A. in Economic Geography from the University of Cambridge, in England.

David Carroll
Executive Vice President, Hunt Investment Management, LLC

Prior to joining Hunt Investment Management, LLC in January 2018, David Carroll was our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board since our formation in March 2012, and was been the CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of our prior Manager, Oak Circle Capital Partners LLC, since its formation in March 2012. Prior to Oak Circle, Mr. Carroll was President of Ivy Square Ltd., a fixed income investment firm, from 2008 to 2012. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Carroll was co-founder and CEO of Ceres Capital, a specialized investment management company with expertise in a range of fixed income assets including RMBS. Prior to Ceres Capital, Mr. Carroll spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley in a variety of management and trading roles, having begun his career at Cargill Inc. as an oil trader. He holds an M.B.A. from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Kian Fui (Paul) Chong
Senior Vice President, Hunt Investment Management, LLC

Paul Chong was our CIO since our formation in March 2012 until January 2018, and was the CIO of our prior Manager, Oak Circle Capital Partners LLC since its formation in March 2012. Prior to Oak Circle, Mr. Chong was a portfolio manager of Ivy Square Ltd., a fixed income investment firm, from 2008 to 2011, where he focused on RMBS. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Chong was a portfolio manager at Ceres Capital, a specialized investment management firm with expertise in a range of fixed income assets including MBS. Mr. Chong began his career as a credit analyst with the Bank of America in Singapore from 1996 to 1999, before spending two years as a financial consultant with Arthur Andersen. He holds an M.B.A. from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a B.Bus. from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Mr. Chong is also a C.F.A. holder.

Darren Comisso
Managing Director, Hunt Investment Management, LLC

Darren Comisso is a Managing Director and was a senior officer of our prior Manager, Oak Circle Capital Partners LLC since its formation in March 2012 until joining us in January 2018. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Comisso was a principal of Oak Circle Capital, LLC, a company capitalized by officers of our Manager to develop a mortgage REIT business strategy. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Comisso was a Managing Director at Tandem Global Partners, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager. From 1999 until 2008, Mr. Comisso was a co-founder and partner of Ceres Capital, a specialized investment management company with expertise in a range of fixed income assets including RMBS. Prior to Ceres, Mr. Comisso spent eight years at the Bank of America. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California in Los Angeles.