Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

Rob Gidel
Rob Gidel has been a principal in Liberty Partners, LLC, a company that invests in both private and publicly-traded real estate and finance focused operating companies, since 1998. Rob was President & Chief Executive Officer of Ginn Development Company, LLC, one of the largest privately-held developers of resort communities and private clubs in the Southeast, from 2007 until 2009. Rob also serves on the board of directors of DDR Corp. He is also a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow. He holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance Insurance and Real Estate from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida.
Roy Guthrie
Roy Guthrie has been the chairman of the Executive Committee of Renovate America, Inc. (a privately-held corporation), which provides an energy efficiency and renewable energy home improvement financing platform, since September 2018; he previously served as Chief Executive Officer from October 2017 to September 2018. Roy was Executive Vice President of Discover Financial Services, a direct banking and payment services company, from 2005 to 2012; he previously served as Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2011 and as Treasurer from 2009 to 2010. Roy was President & Chief Executive Officer of CitiFinancial International, LTD, a consumer finance business of Citigroup Inc., from 2000 to 2004, serving on Citigroup’s Management Committee throughout this period. Roy was also Chief Financial Officer of Associates First Capital Corporation from 1996 to 2000, while it was a public company, and he served as a member of its board of directors from 1998 to 2000. Roy also serves on the board of directors of OneMain Holdings, Inc. and Synchrony Financial. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Hanover College and an M.B.A. from Drake University.
Mike Malone
Mike Malone serves on the board of directors of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. and New Senior Investment Group. From February 2008 until February 2012, he served as a Managing Director of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management group, where he was in charge of the Charlotte, North Carolina office and responsible for the business of the capital formation group in the southeast and southwest regions of the United States. Mike retired from Bank of America in November 2007, after nearly 24 years of service as Senior Executive Banker and Managing Director. Over those years Mike worked in and ran a number of investment banking businesses for the bank and its subsidiary, Banc of America Securities LLC, including real estate, gaming, lodging, leisure and the financial sponsors businesses. Mike holds a B.S. from the University of Kentucky.
Tagar Olson
Tagar Olson is a Member of KKR. He joined KKR in 2002, and he currently serves as Head of KKR’s financial services industry team. Tagar has played a significant role in KKR’s investment activity in the financial services sector over the past decade and currently sits on the boards of directors of Alliant Insurance Services, First Data Corporation, Santander Consumer USA, Sedgwick, Inc. and Visant Corporation and is involved with KKR’s investment in Nephila Capital Ltd. Prior to joining KKR, Tagar was with Evercore Partners Inc. starting in 1999, where he was involved in a number of private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a B.S. and B.A.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Steve Schewie
Steve Scheiwe is President of Ontrac Advisors, Inc., which offers analysis and management services to private equity groups, privately held companies and funds managing distressed corporate debt issues. Steve also serves on the board of directors of Alimco Financial Corporation (formerly known as Alliance Semiconductor Corp.) and Verso Corporation. During the last five years he has also served on the board of directors of FiberTower Corporation, Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc., Mississippi Phosphates Corporation and Inner City Media Corporation. He holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a J.D. with honors from the Washburn University School of Law.

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