Mark J. O'BrienNon-Executive Chairman
Mark O’Brien became Non-Executive Chairman in January 2018. He has been a member of our board of directors since April 2006 and was Lead Independent Director from 2015 to 2018. He served as Chairman of Walter Investment Management Corporation (formerly Walter Industries’ Homes Business), a mortgage portfolio owner and mortgage originator and servicer, from 2009 through December 2015, and he served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to October 2015. Mr. O’Brien has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Brier Patch Capital and Management, Inc., a real estate management and investment firm, since 2004. He served in various executive capacities at Pulte Homes, Inc., a home building company, for 21 years, retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003. Mr. O’Brien earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Miami.