Managing Directors

Managing Directors

Managing Directors

Lola Bondar
Lola Bondar
Lola Bondar

Lola Bondar serves as Redwood Trust’s Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Bondar joined Redwood Trust in January 2018 as Managing Director and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Redwood, Ms. Bondar spent eleven years at Wells Fargo Bank, where she most recently served as Vice President and Group Controller for Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate and Community Lending and Investments businesses in San Francisco. Ms. Bondar also held several finance, accounting, and audit leadership roles at Wells Fargo Wholesale division with an emphasis on commercial lending and derivative instruments. Ms. Bondar’s previous experience also includes employment at Opentable.com, Inc. as Senior Risk Manager, as well as Auditor positions at KPMG LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Bondar is a CPA (inactive) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She has a B.S. Accounting & Audit degree from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.

Steven L. Davis
Steven L. Davis
Steven L. Davis

Steven L. Davis joined Redwood Trust in March 2019 as a Managing Director in connection with Redwood’s acquisition of 5 Arches, an originator of business purpose mortgage loans. Mr. Davis also serves as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of 5 Arch Funding Corp., and is CIO of its parent company, 5 Arches, LLC. Mr. Davis previously served as the CIO of Arch Bay Capital, and the CFO of 3 Arch Financial Services. Mr. Davis has also served as the Vice President of Structured Finance and Analytics for The Irvine Company, and was a Director of Structured Finance at Deutsche Bank, where he oversaw approximately $200 billion in securities. Mr. Davis earned his M.B.A. from Cornell University, and both his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Blake N. Eger
Blake N. Eger
Blake N. Eger

Blake N. Eger joined Redwood Trust in December 2018 as Managing Director and Head of Strategic Investments. Prior to joining Redwood, Ms. Eger served as Managing Director for Structured Portfolio Management for four years, where she was responsible for the non-agency RMBS portfolio. From 2009-2014, Ms. Eger managed the non-agency RMBS trading desk at Merrill Lynch. Ms. Eger holds a B.A. degree from Colgate University.

Andrew M. Gillmer
Andrew M. Gillmer
Andrew M. Gillmer

Andrew M. Gillmer, CFA joined Redwood Trust in 2005. Mr. Gillmer is currently a Managing Director in the Residential Portfolio Management Group of Redwood Trust and is a member of the Investment Committee of RAM. Mr. Gillmer's investment responsibilities include RMBS assets as well as structured products backed by RMBS. Additionally, Mr. Gillmer has primary responsibility for managing the Acacia CDO program. Prior to joining Redwood Trust, Mr. Gillmer was a member of the portfolio management team of Freddie Mac for seven years. During this time Mr. Gillmer initially focused on Agency CMO and callable debt analysis, and later became a specialist in non-agency mortgage backed securities. At the end of his tenure at Freddie Mac, Mr. Gillmer was the Senior Portfolio Manager for the retained non-agency portfolio managing in excess of $100 billion. Mr. Gillmer has a B. Comm. Degree in Accounting from the University of Newcastle (Australia) and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University; he is also a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.

Carlene A. Graham
Carlene A. Graham
Carlene A. Graham

Carlene A. Graham joined Redwood Trust, Inc. in January 2013, currently serving has Managing Director of Purchase Operations. Prior to joining Redwood, Carlene was the Vice President of Operations for MegaStar Financial in Denver. She was Vice President of Operations for Aurora Loan Services, Bank for over 10 years managing Operations for Retail, Wholesale and Private Client Services. Carlene has lead teams of Underwriters, Closers, Funders, Processors, etc. She has extensive training background as well, serving as Vice President of Operations at Aurora Loan Services as well. Carlene has over 20 years’ experience in the Residential Mortgage space with an emphasis on operations, process development and improvement, training and LOS workflow.

Jonathan M. Groesbeck
Jonathan M. Groesbeck
Jonathan M. Groesbeck

Jonathan M. Groesbeck has served Redwood Trust since 2009, most recently as Managing Director and is Head of business development for the Redwood Trust residential mortgage acquisition and securitization business. Prior to joining Redwood Trust, Mr. Groesbeck served as Managing Director and West Coast Fixed Income Sales Manager for institutional sales for Morgan Stanley, beginning his career there in 1995. Mr. Groesbeck began his career in the mortgage business as a fixed income sales person for The First Boston Corporation in 1985. Mr. Groesbeck holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

John H. Isbrandtsen
John H. Isbrandtsen
John H. Isbrandtsen

John H. Isbrandtsen, age 50, is a Managing Director, and has been employed by Redwood since February 1999. Prior to joining Redwood, Mr. Isbrandtsen served as Residential Securitization Manager at Bank of America, Senior Vice President at Walsh Acquisition Corp., Vice President at Gruntal Financial Corp., Assistant Treasurer at Carteret Savings Bank, and an Analyst at City Federal Savings Bank. Mr. Isbrandtsen has a B.S. degree in finance and economics from Babson College.

Petra Mikesova-Mojabi
Petra Mikesova-Mojabi
Petra Mikesova-Mojabi

Petra Mikesova-Mojabi is a Managing Director and head of the Company’s Internal Audit department. Ms. Mikesova-Mojabi Joined Redwood Trust in 2006. Prior to joining Redwood, she worked as a manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Systems and Process Assurance practice from 1999 through 2006. During her tenure with PwC, Ms. Mikesova-Mojabi led several Sarbanes Oxley implementation and testing engagements for Fortune 100 companies. Additionally, she led numerous projects involving the evaluation of client internal audit departments (including pre and post financial systems implementation analyses) as well as was engaged to act in the capacity of interim internal audit director for key PwC clients. Ms. Mikesova-Mojabi holds a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science degree from Golden Gate University.

Shawn R. Miller
Shawn R. Miller
Shawn R. Miller

Shawn R. Miller joined Redwood Trust in March 2019 as a Managing Director in connection with Redwood’s acquisition of 5 Arches, an originator of business purpose mortgage loans. Mr. Miller also serves as Chief Executive Officer of 5 Arch Funding Corp. and its parent company, 5 Arches, LLC. Mr. Miller previously served as the CEO of Arch Bay Capital, and the CEO of 3 Arch Financial Services. He also co¬founded the law firm of Miller & Clark, specializing in bankruptcy, real estate and corporate matters, and was a partner at a prominent Los Angeles ¬based bankruptcy firm. Mr. Miller earned his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, his M.A. in International Affairs from American University, and his B.A. in History and Political Science from University of California, San Diego, and clerked for Chief Judge Ashland of the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court.

David P. Monks
David P. Monks
David P. Monks

David P. Monks is Managing Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, and has been employed by Redwood since April 2006. Mr. Monks has held several finance and accounting positions with the Company. Prior to joining Redwood, Mr. Monks served as senior financial analyst at Paymap/Western Union. Mr. Monks has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Dublin City University in Ireland and is a CFA charter holder.

C. Jason Moutray
C. Jason Moutray
C. Jason Moutray

C. Jason Moutray is a Managing Director, employed by Redwood since September 2004. Mr. Moutray oversees Capital Markets for Redwood’s residential mortgage loan platform and the private label securitization program. Prior to joining Redwood, Mr. Moutray was employed by Affiliated Financial Group in residential loan production and secondary marketing from October 1998 until October 2003. Mr. Moutray holds a B.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Iowa.

J. Thomas Richardson
J. Thomas Richardson
J. Thomas Richardson

J. Thomas Richardson joined Redwood Trust in June of 2014 as the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Redwood, Thomas was CTO for Bank of America’s Home Loan and Legacy Asset Services Division. Over his career, Thomas has worked in many successful startup companies such as Nexstar Financial, as well as Fortune 500 corporations, including MBNA and McGraw-Hill Cos. He holds a B.A degree in Latin American Studies and a M.S. degree in Computer Science. Both degrees were completed at the University of Denver.

Lucy D. Ruiz
Lucy D. Ruiz
Lucy D. Ruiz

Lucy D. Ruiz is Managing Director and Corporate Controller and has been employed by Redwood Trust since May 2007. Ms. Ruiz has held several positions in the Accounting department at Redwood, most recently as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Redwood, Ms. Ruiz held staff accounting positions at several companies, including Paymap/Western Union. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.

Matthew J Tomiak
Matthew J Tomiak
Matthew J Tomiak

Matthew J. Tomiak is currently a Managing Director, employed by Redwood Trust since February 2014. Prior to joining Redwood, Mr. Tomiak was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America where he focused on mortgage liquidity and financing alternatives. Previously, Mr. Tomiak was a founding member of 12th Street Capital, LLC, a broker dealer which eventually became a division of GFI Group Inc. and a Senior Vice President at Countrywide Securities Corporation where he was responsible for RMBS issuance. Mr. Tomiak began his career as an attorney at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. Mr. Tomiak holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and a J.D. degree from the Duke University School of Law.

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