Mr. William A. Houlihan is Lead Independent Director of Tiptree Financial Inc. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2010, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as our Lead Director.
He has more than 30 years of business and financial experience. Mr. Houlihan has been the Chief Financial Officer of Amalgamated Bank, an FDIC insured commercial bank, since March 2013. Mr. Houlihan has been the Chairman of the Audit Committee and lead director of Five Oaks Investment Corp., a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities and residential mortgage loans since March 2013. Since 2009, he has served on the Board of Directors and as the financial expert on the Audit Committee of First Physicians Capital Group, Inc., a publicly-owned company that provides services to and owns investments in small hospitals and in 2013 became Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Houlihan served on the Board of Directors of SNL Financial, a privately-held company that maintains database financial information on financial institutions, REITs, energy, media and other companies, from 2003 until 2010. During an eight-year period from 2001 until 2008, Mr. Houlihan was a private investor while he served as transitional Chief Financial Officer for several distressed financial services companies: Sixth Gear, Inc. from 2007 until 2008; Sedgwick Claims Management Services from 2006 until 2007; Metris Companies from 2004 until 2006; and Hudson United Bancorp from 2001 until 2003. He also held several auditing and accounting positions from 1977 until 1981.
Mr. Houlihan received a B.S., Magna Cum Laude in Accounting in 1977 from Manhattan College, became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1979, and received his M.B.A. in Finance in 1983 from New York University Graduate School of Business.
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