Jonathan Ilany is our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Executive Committee. He is also a member of our Board of Directors. From October 1, 2014 until February 23, 2015, he was our Executive Vice President, Head of Mortgage Finance and Asset Management. Mr. Ilany served as a director of Rescap, a subsidiary of Ally Bank from November 2011 until December 2013.
Since 2005, Mr. Ilany has been a private investor and passive partner at Mariner Investment Group. Mr. Ilany was a partner at Mariner Investment Group from 2000 until 2005, responsible for hiring and setting up new trading groups, overseeing risk management, and serving as a senior member of the Investment Committee and Management Committee of the firm.
From 1996-2000, Mr. Ilany was a private investor. From 1982 until 1995, Mr. Ilany was an employee of Bear Stearns & Co. From 1980 until 1982, Mr. Ilany worked at Merrill Lynch. From 1971 until 1975, Mr. Ilany served in the armored corps of the Israeli Defense Forces, and he was honorably discharged holding the rank of First Lieutenant. Mr. Ilany received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.