Carole Mortensen serves as our Chief Operating Officer. Since 2011, Ms. Mortensen has been a Managing Director of Ready Capital’s external manager, Waterfall Asset Management, LLC, and most recently led the Capital Markets team focused on consumer asset-backed transactions. She previously served as Head of Asset Management and contributed to the successful reverse merger transaction resulting in Sutherland REIT going public. Before joining Waterfall, Ms. Mortensen held several positions within the financial services industry including Ally Bank (GMAC ResCap), UBS Investment Bank, Credit Suisse and Moody’s Investors Service. Ms. Mortensen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Seton Hall University in 1992.