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Executive Officers

Thomas F. Marano
Chief Executive Officer and President of Ditech Holding Corporation

Thomas F. Marano, 56, has served as a director and Chairman of the Board since February 2018, and was appointed to the Chief Executive Officer and President role in April 2018. From 2014 until 2017, Mr. Marano served as Chief Executive Officer of Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. strategically leading the company to grow until its acquisition in 2017. Prior to Intrawest Resorts, Mr. Marano was the Managing Member of OldePike Associates LLC, a mortgage consulting business from 2013 to 2014. From 2009 until 2013, Mr. Marano served in numerous capacities for GMAC, Inc./Ally Financial, Inc., focusing on mortgage lending. His involvement in GMAC, Inc./Ally Financial, Inc. includes serving as Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Operations, Chief Capital Markets Officer, and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of GMAC ResCap, Inc. From 2008 until 2009, Mr. Marano served as a Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management, LLC where he consolidated commercial and residential mortgage trading operations and helped establish a mortgage fund. Until 2008, Mr. Marano worked at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. for 25 years as a trader and as the U.S. and Global Head of Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities. Mr. Marano holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College.


Gerald A. Lombardo
Chief Financial Officer

Gerald A. Lombardo, age 47, joined the Company and began serving as Chief Financial Officer in February 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lombardo served as a Managing Director & Treasurer of the Consumer and Community Bank at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2013 to 2017 where he managed and had responsibilities for all treasury-related functions for each of the firm’s five consumer businesses including mortgage, auto finance, card, consumer banking and business banking. Prior to serving in a senior leadership position with JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mr. Lombardo served as the Global Head of Funding & Liquidity for Ally Financial from 2009 to 2012, where he assisted in the transformation of the firm’s global treasury organization. Prior to that, Mr. Lombardo held a financial executive role at Cerberus Capital Management, where he supported portfolio companies in the transformation of their business planning, forecasting and liquidity functions. Mr. Lombardo also held senior finance roles including Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting and Chief Financial Officer of Refco. Mr. Lombardo is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Pace University.


Ritesh Chaturbedi
Chief Operating Officer

Ritesh Chaturbedi, 40, joined the Company and began has service as Chief Operating Officer in April 2018. Mr. Chaturbedi comes to Ditech with more than 15 years of experience in strategy, technology, operations, e-commerce, and customer experience in companies such as Dell, Amazon, Sears Holdings Corporation, Fareportal, and Preferred Sands. Most recently, Mr. Chaturbedi served as Chief Strategy & Technology Officer of Preferred Sands. Prior to Preferred, he served as Strategic Advisor to the executive teams of various companies, advising them on innovation and business transformation. He also served as General Manager at Fareportal, responsible for direct sales channel, global operations and digital strategy. Prior to his service at Fareportal, Mr. Chaturbedi served as Vice President at Sears Holdings Corporation leading its e-commerce growth and transformation. From 2006 into 2011, he held several senior positions within Amazon, leading its global reverse logistics and wareshousedeals.com, a subsidiary of Amazon. Before joining Amazon, Mr. Chaturbedi served as an engineer and finance analyst at Dell from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Chaturbedi received Master of Business Administration from University of Texas at Austin and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


John J. Haas
General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

John J. Haas, age 41, has served as General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since April 12, 2017. Mr. Haas joined the Company in June 2014 as Assistant General Counsel. Mr. Haas has over 15 years of experience, including both as a corporate and securities attorney and as an investment banker. Before joining the Company, Mr. Haas most recently was Of Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP from 2013 to 2014 and Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank from 2010 to 2013. Prior to this, Mr. Haas worked as a Director at Merrill Lynch and as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Haas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.


Alfred W. Young, Jr.
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Alfred W. Young, Jr., age 46, has served as the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer since October 2016. From 2015 until joining the Company, Mr. Young served as Director of Risk Analytics at the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”), an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury charged with regulating and supervising U.S. national banks and federal savings associations. In this role, Mr. Young was responsible for various risk-related supervisory functions and analyses, identifying risks to the national banking system and measuring the effectiveness of certain risk supervisory efforts, among other things. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Young served as Consumer Credit Examination Lead at the OCC, where he was responsible for large and complex bank supervision and directed a multi-year review of the mortgage servicing activities of a global consumer bank. Mr. Young has a deep background in risk governance and federal regulatory experience, with particular experience in credit risk management, portfolio management, loan servicing, portfolio and bank acquisitions, modeling and analytics. In addition to his regulatory experience, from 1993 to 2008 Mr. Young held various compliance- and risk-related roles at midsize and large national banks. Mr. Young holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fitchburg State University.


Elizabeth F. Monahan
Chief Human Resources Officer

Elizabeth F. Monahan, age 49, has served as the Company’s Chief Human Resources Officer since November 2016. From 2015 until joining the Company, Ms. Monahan served as the Leader of Human Resources of Assero Services, LLC, a national field service company providing property preservation, maintenance and other residential property services to financial institutions. In this capacity, Ms. Monahan was responsible for creating the human resources and related administrative functions, including management development and labor safety programs. Ms. Monahan served as Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources at Quintiq, a software company providing supply chain planning and optimization software solutions, from 2013 to 2015, and Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources for Homeward Residential Inc. from 2011 to 2013. Prior to this, Ms. Monahan held various human resources leadership positions with CorpTalk, De Lage Landen and GMAC Residential Finance Group. During her time at GMAC Residential Finance Group, Ms. Monahan served as the senior human resources leader on acquisition teams for a number of acquisitions, including that of ditech.com. Ms. Monahan holds a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Rider University and a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University.


Jeffrey P. Baker
President of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

Jeffrey P. Baker, 55, has served as President of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, since October 2016 and has served in various other capacities since 2016, including as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and President and as the Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Baker came to the Company with more than 18 years of experience as a senior executive and board member of both public and private companies. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Baker was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mayday Capital Advisors, LLC, a restructuring firm. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Baker served as the Turnaround and Restructuring Practice Leader for Wipfli LLP, a business consulting, accounting and professional services firm. Mr. Baker received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and completed the Executive Program, M&A at Kellogg Graduate School of Management.