Management

Robert E. Cauley, CFA
Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert E. Cauley, CFA

Robert E. Cauley. Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cauley has served as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2010. Mr. Cauley is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of our Manager. Mr. Cauley co-founded Bimini in 2003 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2008 and served as Vice-Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Bimini prior to April 2008. Prior to co-founding Bimini in 2003, Mr. Cauley was a vice-president and portfolio manager at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh from 1996 to 2003. Mr. Cauley was a member of the ABS/MBS structuring desk at Lehman Brothers from 1994 to 1996 and a credit analyst at Barclays Bank, PLC from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Cauley is a CPA (inactive status) and served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. As a result of these professional and other experiences, Mr. Cauley possesses particular knowledge and expertise in management of publicly-traded REITs and RMBS portfolio management that strengthens the Board of Director’s collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.

Chairman of the Board

    G. Hunter Haas, IV
    Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer and Director

    G. Hunter Haas, IV. Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer and Director. Mr. Haas has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer and has served as a Director since August 2010. Mr. Haas is the President, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of our Manager. Mr. Haas has also been the President, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Bimini since April 2008. Prior to assuming those roles with Bimini, he was a Senior Vice President and Head of Research and Trading of Bimini. Mr. Haas joined Bimini in May 2004 as Vice President and Head of Mortgage Research. He has over 12 years of experience in this industry and has managed trading operations for the portfolio since his arrival in May 2004. Mr. Haas has approximately eight years of experience as a member of senior management of a public REIT. Prior to joining Bimini, Mr. Haas worked in the mortgage industry as a member of a team responsible for hedging a servicing portfolio at both National City Mortgage and Homeside Lending, Inc. As a result of these professional and other experiences, Mr. Haas possesses particular knowledge and expertise in financial management of publicly-traded REITs and in the mortgage industry that strengthens the Board of Director’s collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.


      Jerry Sintes
      Vice President and Treasurer

      Jerry Sintes has served as a Vice President and our Treasurer since August 2010. Mr. Sintes has also served as a Vice President and Controller of Bimini since October 2007. From January 2006 to October 2007, Mr. Sintes was Vice President and Assistant Controller of Riverside National Bank of Florida. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of GS Financial Corp. and its subsidiary, Guaranty Savings and Homestead Association from May 2003 to December 2005 and in various positions at Bain, Freibaum, Sagona & Co., LLP, from September 1992 to May 2003 and Whitney National Bank from May 1988 to September 1992. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Mr. Sintes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.