JR Herlihy / Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Herlihy joined EMG in April 2011 and has served as our Chief Operating Officer since April 2018 and as our Treasurer since May 2017. In addition, Mr. Herlihy has been the Chief Financial Officer of Ellington Financial Inc. (NYSE: EFC) since April 2018 and its Treasurer since May 2017. Mr. Herlihy is also a Managing Director at EMG, where he has served in various capacities, including serving as Co-Chief Investment Officer of Ellington Housing Inc. ("EHR"), a real estate investment trust that was focused on single- and multi-family residential real estate assets, from EHR’s inception in September 2012 through December 2016. Mr. Herlihy also served as EHR’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from March 2015 through January 2016. Prior to April 2011, Mr. Herlihy held various positions in the real estate industry, including at the real estate private equity firm GTIS Partners LP, Capmark Financial Group (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage), and Jones Lang LaSalle. Mr. Herlihy earned a B.A. in Economics and History from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

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