William C. Erbey. Mr. Erbey has served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ocwen since September 1996, as the Chief Executive Officer of Ocwen from January 1988 to October 2010 and as the President of Ocwen from January 1988 to May 1998. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Erbey served as a Managing General Partner of The Oxford Financial Group, a private investment partnership that was the predecessor of Ocwen. Mr. Erbey has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. since July 2009. He is also the founder of Home Loan Servicing Solutions, Ltd. and has served as its Chairman since December 2010. He also has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Altisource Residential Corporation since July 2012 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Altisource Asset Management Corporation since March 2012. From 1975 to 1983, Mr. Erbey served at General Electric Capital Corporation in various capacities, most recently as the President and Chief Operating Officer of General Electric Mortgage Insurance Corporation. Mr. Erbey also served as the Program General Manager of GECC's Commercial Financial Services Department and as the President of Acquisition Funding Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Allegheny College and a Master of Business Administration, with distinction, from Harvard University.
With extensive experience in the financial services and mortgage industries, Mr. Erbey provides the Board of Directors with an informed perspective and thoughtful insights into strategic and operational opportunities, economic and industry trends of relevance to the Company and guidance on the competitive positioning of the Company. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Erbey has successfully demonstrated his business acumen and commitment to our Company. His wide-ranging expertise in the financial services business and extraordinary leadership capabilities are recognized as invaluable by the Board of Directors.
Ronald M. Faris President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Faris has served as a Director of Ocwen since May 2003, as the President of Ocwen since March 2001 and as Chief Executive Officer since October 2010. Mr. Faris served as Executive Vice President of Ocwen from May 1998 to March 2001, as Senior Vice President from May 1997 to May 1998 and as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Ocwen from June 1995 to May 1997. From March 1991 to July 1994, he served as Controller for a subsidiary of Ocwen. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Faris was a Vice President with Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. and from 1984 to 1986 worked in the General Audit Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University.
John V. Britti Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Britti has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer since June 2014. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer and has been with Ocwen since January 2011. Prior to joining Ocwen, Mr. Britti was Chief Operating Officer for mortgage insurer RMIC from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Britti held two positions at Freddie Mac as a Vice President running Field Sales and Pricing & Structured Transactions. Mr. Britti has also been a Vice President at Capital One running Thrift and Mortgage Operations. After business school, Mr. Britti worked at McKinsey & Company in their financial services industry group. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Business Administration from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School.
Michael R. Bourque Jr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael R. Bourque, Jr. has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2014. Prior to joining Ocwen, Mr. Bourque spent fifteen years in various financial leadership positions in the General Electric Company, spanning both GE's industrial businesses as well as GE Capital. Most recently, from 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Bourque served as Chief Financial Officer for GE Distributed Power, a business within GE Power & Water. Prior to that he served in other CFO, financial planning and analysis and internal audit roles at General Electric. Mr. Bourque holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Richard L. Cooperstein Chief Financial Officer, Ocwen Mortgage Servicing
Mr. Cooperstein was named Chief Financial Officer of Ocwen Mortgage Servicing, a subsidiary of Ocwen, in October 2013. He began serving as Vice President of Pricing Analytics in August 2013. He most recently held positions at Gleacher Financial, RangeMark Analytics and Ranieri Partners where he ran fixed-income analytics. Prior to this, Mr. Cooperstein founded Cooperstein Analytics after running HSBC's US Mortgage Analytics. Previously, at RMIC and Freddie Mac, he built mortgage models and ran Structured Transactions. He began his career as Senior Economist at the Office of Management and Budget where he applied option pricing theory to value the financial guarantees of the Federal Government and was one of the architects of Credit Reform. Mr. Cooperstein is a published author on option pricing theory and valuing credit risk; he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland.
Catherine M. Dondzila Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Ms. Dondzila serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer since March 2013. Prior to joining Ocwen, Ms. Dondzila held various positions at Residential Capital, LLC, including Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, from 2007 to 2013, and served as Senior Vice President, Business Area Controller and Finance Transformation at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation from 2004 to 2006, as Senior Managing Director, Business Unit Controller Fixed Income Sales and Trading at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. from 1992 to 2004 and as Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche from 1984 to 1991. Ms. Dondzila graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance.
Timothy M. Hayes Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Timothy M. Hayes has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ocwen since April 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Hayes served as Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer of Homeward Residential, Inc., a subsidiary of Ocwen, since June, 2012. From January 2010 to November 2011, Mr. Hayes was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Financial Services Division of American International Group, Inc., and from July 2009 through January 2010 was General Counsel of American General Financial Services, Inc., a subsidiary of AIG. Mr. Hayes had previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Citi Residential Lending, Inc., and predecessor companies from 2005 through 2008. Mr. Hayes had previously served in other legal roles in the financial services industry. Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a JD /MBA from Southern Methodist University, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas.