Roberto A. Verrone is a founder and principal owner of Iron Hound Management Company, which provides advisory and capital placement services in the commercial real estate industry. Mr. Verrone began his career at Bear Stearns in 1990, which included time in the Commercial Real Estate Group. In 2001, he joined Wachovia Corporation following the merger of First Union and Wachovia, and in 2002 he became manager of Wachovia’s Large Loan Group. Prior to founding Iron Hound in early 2009, Mr. Verrone also served as Co-Head of Wachovia’s Real Estate Group, where he was responsible for managing approximately 600 employees and oversaw a debt portfolio valued in excess of $80 billion. Mr. Verrone received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moravian College. Mr. Verrone brings to our board of directors his valuable expertise in the commercial real estate industry, in which he has more than 23 years of experience.