Ms. Mumford was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer and as the Chief Financial Officer of our Manager in April 2013. Since October 2009, Ms. Mumford has served as Chief Financial Officer of Ellington Financial LLC and as the Chief Financial Officer of Ellington Financial Management LLC, an affiliate of Ellington and the external manager of Ellington Financial LLC. From August 2008 to October 2009, Ms. Mumford was Chief Financial Officer of ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation ("ACA FG") where she oversaw all aspects of the finance and accounting operations. Prior to August 2008, ACA FG was an operating subsidiary of ACA Capital Holdings, Inc. ("ACA") and from 2003 until this period, Ms. Mumford served as the Chief Accounting Officer. While at ACA, Ms. Mumford oversaw all aspects of the accounting, internal control, and financial reporting process. Prior to joining ACA, and beginning in 1988, Ms. Mumford was with ACE Guaranty Corp., where over her tenure, she held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Controller. She began her career as a staff accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1984, culminating in the role of Audit Supervisor at the time of her departure in 1988. Ms. Mumford is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Hofstra University.