Robert Williams

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Robert Williams, Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Williams has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since August 2019. Mr. Williams has also served as Managing Director of Angel Oak Capital since January 2018 and as the Chief Executive Officer of our Manager since August 2019. Mr. Williams has 30 years’ experience as a finance professional holding various corporate leadership roles in banking, investment banking, mortgage banking and the energy sector for both national and international organizations. Prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Williams was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: NRZ) and a Managing Director of FIG LLC, the external manager of New Residential Investment Corp. and an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, from February 2013 until November 2013. Prior to New Residential Investment Corp., Mr. Williams was Vice President at Occidental Petroleum Corporation from April 2009 until December 2012. Mr. Williams previously served as Treasurer of Washington Mutual Inc. from February 2005 until October 2008 and as President of Washington Mutual Inc. from October 2008 until May 2012. Prior to joining Washington Mutual Inc., Mr. Williams was a Senior Vice President with SunTrust Banks, Inc. and served in multiple capacities from January 1985 until January 2005, where he was head of fixed income trading and research and managed a team that handled all treasury capital market functions such as investment portfolio, funding and capital management. Mr. Williams holds a B.S. from Clemson University and an MBA from Furman University. Additionally, he holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.