Brian L. Libman
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Brian L. Libman oversees our Company’s business strategy. He is the architect of the Company’s unique business model, and it is his vision that guides the Company. Mr. Libman has spent his entire career in the specialty finance area and has been involved in structuring and consummating the acquisitions of more than twenty businesses. Prior to creating Finance of America in 2013, he was the managing partner and CEO of Green Tree Servicing and became the Chief Strategy Officer of its public market successor. He began his career at Lehman Brothers and spent more than a decade developing the loan acquisition, servicing and lending businesses there, including the creation of Aurora Loan Services, one of the nation’s leading alternative mortgage originators and servicers. Through his deep knowledge of the lending space, he invented and was awarded patent: US20070136186A1 for his Automated Loan Evaluation System, which is a system and method for providing a loan pricing model for various lending scenarios. Mr. Libman submatriculated with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, having earned both his MBA and BSE.
Patricia L. Cook
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Patricia Cook joined the Company in March 2016 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since October 2020. She served as President of the Company from March 2017 until October 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Cook served as the President of Ditech Financial LLC from February 2013 to February 2016 and Executive Vice President of Green Tree Servicing (now Ditech Financial LLC) from January 2009 to February 2013. Previous to Green Tree Servicing, Ms. Cook served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Freddie Mac, Chief Investment Officer for JPMorgan and Chief Investment Officer for Prudential Investment Management, after beginning her career at Salomon Brothers in 1979. Ms. Cook holds a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College and an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business.
Menes O. Chee has served as a member of our board of managers since 2017. Mr. Chee is a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group Inc.; he is a founding partner and member of the investment committee of Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Chee was a Principal with TPG-Axon Capital and a private equity investment professional with Texas Pacific Group. Mr. Chee began his career at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in the Leveraged Finance and Merchant Banking groups. Mr. Chee graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Norma C. Corio
Ms. Corio currently serves as a Senior Managing Director at OEP. Prior to joining OEP in 2018, Ms. Corio served as the CFO of American Express Global Business Travel from June 2014 to June 2017. Prior to her role at American Express Global Business Travel, Ms. Corio served as Co-President of Miller Buckfire from April 2013 to May 2014. Ms. Corio previously worked for JPMorgan Chase from October 1982 to March 2013 where she held various positions, including Treasurer and, separately, Head of Restructuring within the Investment Banking division, where she led corporate financings from June 1995 to August 2008. Ms. Corio also held positions in credit and risk management and investor relations. Ms. Corio serves as a member of the board of directors of Intren, Omni Environmental Solutions, Bibliotheca, and Go Acquisition Corp (NYSE: GOAC. U), a SPAC. Ms. Corio is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Go Acquisition Corp. Ms. Corio received her MBA in Banking & Finance from Pace University, and her BA in Economics from LeMoyne College.
Robert W. Lord
Mr. Lord has served as the Senior Vice President of Cognitive Applications, Blockchain, and Ecosystems at IBM since February 2019. He also served as the Chief Digital Officer for IBM from April 2016 to February 2019. From August 2013 until February 2016, Mr. Lord served as both President of AOL and CEO of AOL Platforms at Verizon Communications Inc. Mr. Lord also held a number of leadership roles at Razorfish, Inc. from November 2002 to July 2013, serving most recently as Global CEO. Mr. Lord has served as a member of the board of directors of Aqua Finance, Inc. since October 2020 and previously served as a member of the boards of directors of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. from October 2017 to December 2019 and ScreenVision Media, Inc. from February 2016 to April 2018. Mr. Lord holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Tyson A. Pratcher
Tyson A. Pratcher currently serves as a Managing Director at the RockCreek Group. Before joining the RockCreek Group in 2020. Mr. Pratcher served as the Head of Investments at TFO USA from 2017 to 2019. Prior to his role with TFO USA, Mr. Pratcher served as the Director of Opportunistic Investments and the Director of Absolute Return Strategies at the New York State Common Retirement Fund from 2007 to 2017. Mr. Pratcher serves as a member of the board of trustees of FS Multi-Alternative Income Fund. Mr. Pratcher previously served as a member of the board of directors of Organix Recycling, Inc. from 2018 to 2020 and on the boards of directors of Citizens Parking and GripInvest from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Pratcher holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. in Political Science from Hampton University.
Lance N. West
Mr. West previously served as Partner and Senior Managing Director of Centerbridge Partners and former Chairman & CEO of Centerbridge Partners Europe from 2006 to 2018. Since his retirement from Centerbridge Partners in 2018, Mr. West has been an active private investor in and Senior Advisor to several businesses. Before joining Centerbridge, Mr. West was a Partner Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, where he headed the firm’s Principal Finance Group. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs & Co, LLC in 1999, he was founder and CEO of Greenthal Realty Partners LP and GRP Financial LLC from 1992 to 1999. Prior to founding GRP, Mr. West was an executive vice president-principal with The Charles H. Greenthal Group, Inc. and began his career as a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1982 to 1984. Mr. West earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1983, and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1982. Mr. West has served as a board member or chair of public and private companies globally including BankUnited (NYSE: BKU), Aktua Soluciones Financieras, Intrepid Aviation Holdings LLC, Green Tree Holdings, Resort Finance America LLC, Triad Financial SM LLC, Williams & Glyn’s Bank Limited (pre-IPO Transition Board), APCOA Parking Holdings GmbH, & Duo Bank (Walmart Bank) Canada.