Officers & Directors

Management Team

Wellington J. Denahan

Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman of Annaly

Wellington J. Denahan is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Chairman of Annaly. Ms. Denahan is a co-founder of Annaly and has over 20 years financial services experience. Prior to co-founding Annaly in 1994, she worked on the fixed income desk at Wertheim Schroder and Co., Inc. Ms. Denahan holds a B.A. in Finance from Florida State University.

Kevin G. Keyes

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin G. Keyes serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Annaly and is a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Annaly in 2009, Mr. Keyes worked for 20 years in senior Investment Banking and Capital Markets roles in the Real Estate and Financial Institution Industries among others. From 2005-2009, Mr. Keyes served in senior management and business origination roles in the Global Capital Markets and Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston from 1997-2005 in various Capital Markets Origination roles and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter from 1990-1997 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Mr. Keyes holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration (ALPA Program) from the University of Notre Dame.

R. Nicholas Singh

Chief Legal Officer

R. Nicholas Singh is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Annaly. Mr. Singh has over 20 years of legal corporate and securities experience. Prior to joining Annaly in 2005, Mr. Singh was a partner at the law firm McKee Nelson LLP. Mr. Singh holds a J.D. from American University, a Masters degree from Columbia University and a B.A. from Carleton College.

Glenn A. Votek

Chief Financial Officer

Glenn A. Votek is Chief Financial Officer of Annaly. Mr. Votek has over 30 years financial services experience. Prior to joining Annaly in 2013, Mr. Votek was an Executive Vice President and Treasurer at CIT Group since 1999 and President of Consumer Finance since 2012. Prior to that, he worked at AT&T and its finance subsidiary from 1986 through 1999 in various financial management roles. Mr. Votek holds an M.B.A in Finance from Rutgers University and attended the Executive Education Program of the Colgate W. Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

David L. Finkelstein

Chief Investment Officer

David L. Finkelstein is Chief Investment Officer of Annaly. Prior to joining Annaly in 2013, Mr. Finkelstein served for four years as an Officer in the Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he was the primary strategist and policy advisor for the MBS purchase program. Mr. Finkelstein has over 20 years of experience in fixed income investment. Prior to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mr. Finkelstein held Agency MBS trading positions at Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup Inc. and Barclays PLC. Mr. Finkelstein received his B.A. from the University of Washington and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Mr. Finkelstein also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Timothy P. Coffey

Chief Credit Officer

Timothy P. Coffey is Chief Credit Officer at Annaly. Mr. Coffey served as Annaly’s Head of Middle Market Lending from 2010 until January 2016, when he was promoted to Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Coffey has over 20 years of experience in leveraged finance and has held a variety of origination, execution, structuring and distribution positions. Prior to joining Annaly in 2010, Mr. Coffey served as Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets in the Leverage Finance Group at Bank of Ireland. Prior to that, Mr. Coffey held positions at Scotia Capital, the holding company of Saul Steinberg’s Reliance Group Holdings, and SC Johnson International. Mr. Coffey received his B.A.in Finance from Marquette University.

Board of Directors

Francine J. Bovich

Audit Committee
Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Francine J. Bovich was elected to serve as an independent director of Annaly in 2014. Ms. Bovich has over 30 years of investment management experience lastly serving as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management from 1993 through 2010. Since 2011, Ms. Bovich has been a trustee of The Bradley Trusts. Ms. Bovich has also served as a board member of The Dreyfus Family of Funds since 2012, including currently serving as a board member of a number of registered investment funds within the fund complex. These funds represent a broad scope of investment strategies including equities, taxable fixed income, municipal bonds, and cash management. From 1991 through 2005, Ms. Bovich served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Investment Committee, which advised a global portfolio of approximately $30 billion. Ms. Bovich is a member of The Economic Club of New York, and an emeritus trustee of Connecticut College and Chair of the Investment Sub-Committee for its endowment. Ms. Bovich has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University.

Kevin P. Brady

Audit Committee (Chair)
Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee
Risk Committee

Kevin P. Brady was elected to serve as an independent director of Annaly in 1997. Mr. Brady has over 30 years in financial services experience including serving as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ARMtech, LLC, a venture capital firm that invests and incubates technology start-ups. Prior to ARMtech, he served as Chief Executive Officer of TaxStream, a software company founded by Mr. Brady, which was acquired by Thompson Reuters in 2008. Mr. Brady was awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the invention of the TaxStream product. Prior to that, he worked in various accounting and tax positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Merck. Mr. Brady holds a B.A. from McGill University, an M.B.A. from New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Wellington J. Denahan

Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman of Annaly

Wellington J. Denahan is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Chairman of Annaly. Ms. Denahan is a co-founder of Annaly and has over 20 years financial services experience. Prior to co-founding Annaly in 1994, she worked on the fixed income desk at Wertheim Schroder and Co., Inc. Ms. Denahan holds a B.A. in Finance from Florida State University.

Jonathan D. Green

Lead Independent Director
Risk Committee (Chair)
Compensation Committee

Jonathan D. Green was elected to serve as an independent director of Annaly in 1997. Mr. Green has over 30 years real estate industry experience including lastly serving as President, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Rockefeller Group International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate Company, Ltd., operating under the brand of The Rockefeller Group. Mr. Green served in various managerial and legal positions at The Rockefeller Group starting in 1980. He retired in 2010. Since 2011, Mr. Green served as a special advisor to The Rockefeller Group until December 2014. Prior to the Rockefeller Group, Mr. Green was associated with the law firm of Thacher, Proffitt & Wood. Mr. Green graduated from Lafayette College and the New York University School of Law.

Michael Haylon

Audit Committee
Risk Committee

Michael Haylon was elected to serve as an independent director of Annaly in 2008. Mr. Haylon has over 35 years real estate industry experience including currently serving as Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Sales, Products and Marketing at Conning, Inc. Mr. Haylon previously served as Managing Director and Head of Investment Products at Conning, Inc. Prior to Conning, Inc., he was Head of Investment Product Management at General Re-New England Asset Management. He was Chief Financial Officer of the Phoenix Companies from 2004 through 2007, and Chief Investment Officer of the Phoenix Companies in 2002 and 2003. From 1995 through 2002, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Phoenix Investment Partners, Ltd., a NYSE-listed company, and President of Phoenix Investment Counsel. From 1990 until 1994, he was Senior Vice President of Fixed Income at Phoenix Home Life Insurance Company. Prior to joining the Phoenix Company, he was Managing Director of Aetna Bond Investors, Senior Financial Analyst at Travelers Insurance Companies and in the commercial lending program at Philadelphia National Bank. Mr. Haylon has previously served on the boards of Aberdeen Asset Management and Phoenix Investment Partners. He has a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.

Kevin G. Keyes

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin G. Keyes serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Annaly and is a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Annaly in 2009, Mr. Keyes worked for 20 years in senior Investment Banking and Capital Markets roles in the Real Estate and Financial Institution Industries among others. From 2005-2009, Mr. Keyes served in senior management and business origination roles in the Global Capital Markets and Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston from 1997-2005 in various Capital Markets Origination roles and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter from 1990-1997 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Mr. Keyes holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration (ALPA Program) from the University of Notre Dame.

E. Wayne Nordberg

Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee (Chair)
Compensation Committee

E. Wayne Nordberg was elected to serve as an independent director of Annaly in 2004. Mr. Nordberg has over 25 years real estate industry experience including currently serving as Chairman of Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor, which manages or advises $1.4 billion of investment assets, including the Lafayette College Endowment Fund. Prior to Hollow Brook Wealth Management, Mr. Nordberg served as a senior director of Ingalls & Snyder LLC, an NYSE member and registered investment advisor. He also served in various capacities for Lord Abbett & Co., a mutual fund company, including partner and director of its family of funds. Mr. Nordberg has previously served on the board of KBW Asset Management, Inc., an affiliate of Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., a registered investment advisor. Mr. Nordberg holds a B.A. from Lafayette College, where he is a Trustee Emeritus.

John H. Schaefer

Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Risk Committee

John H. Schaefer was elected to serve as an independent director of Annaly in 2013. Mr. Schaefer has over 40 years financial services experience including serving as a member of the management committee of Morgan Stanley from 1998 through 2005 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Wealth Management division of Morgan Stanley. He retired in February 2006. Mr. Schafer previously served as a board member and chair of the audit committee of USI Holdings Corporation. Mr. Schaefer has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Donnell A. Segalas

Compensation Committee (Chair)
Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Donnell A. Segalas was elected to serve as an independent director of Annaly in 1997. Mr. Segalas has over 20 years financial services experience including as the Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Partner of Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P., a New York-based alternative asset management firm. Additionally, Mr. Segalas is a member of Pinnacle’s Investment Committee and sits on the Boards of its offshore funds. Prior to joining Pinnacle in 2003, Mr. Segalas was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for alternatives at Phoenix Investment Partners. Mr. Segalas received a B.A. from Denison University.