Thomas Buttacavoli serves as our Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Buttacavoli is also a Chief Investment Officer of Ready Capital’s external manager, Waterfall Asset Management, LLC. He is also the Portfolio Manager of our SBC loan portfolio and was the first employee of our Manager. Prior to joining our Manager in 2005, Mr. Buttacavoli was a Structured Finance Analyst specializing in intellectual property securitization at Licent Capital. Prior to joining Licent Capital, he was a Strategic Planning Analyst at BNY Capital Markets. Mr. Buttacavoli started his career as a Financial Analyst within Merrill Lynch’s Partnership Finance Group. Mr. Buttacavoli received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1999.