Leadership

Senior Management

Matthew J. Lambiase, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lambiase is the Chief Executive Officer of Chimera Investment Corporation. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lambiase was a Managing Director and Head of Business Development for Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Before that, Mr. Lambiase was a Director in Fixed Income Sales at Nomura Securities International, Inc. Mr. Lambiase also held positions at Bear, Stearns & Company as Vice President in Institutional Fixed Income Sales and as a mortgage analyst in the Financial Analytics and Structured Transaction Group. Mr. Lambiase has a BA from the University of Dayton.

Choudhary Yarlagadda, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Yarlagadda is the Chief Operating Officer of Chimera Investment Corporation. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Yarlagadda was a Managing Director and Head of Structured Products for Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Prior to joining Annaly, Mr. Yarlagadda was a Director in Structured Credit Products at Credit Suisse and also a Vice President in the Fixed Income Mortgage Group at Nomura Securities International, Inc. Mr. Yarlagadda has an MS from the Florida Institute of Technology and BS from the National Institute of Technology.

Robert Colligan, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Colligan is the Chief Financial Officer of Chimera Investment Corporation. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Colligan was a Managing Director at Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Before joining Annaly as a Managing Director in May 2013, Mr. Colligan was the Controller for Starwood Capital Group where he focused on financial reporting, treasury, tax, operational and strategic initiatives. Prior to Starwood Capital Group, from 2002 to 2008 Mr. Colligan was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns and from 1999 to 2002 he was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in financial reporting, strategy and investor relations roles. Mr. Colligan began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where from 1993 to 1999 he had roles in both audit and national tax. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Villanova University, a Masters in Taxation from George Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mohit Marria, Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Marria is the Chief Investment Officer of Chimera Investment Corporation. Prior to becoming Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Marria was an Executive Vice President of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. While at Annaly, Mr. Marria had responsibility for the development and implementation of trading strategies in residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans and its derivatives portfolio. Mr. Marria joined Annaly from American International Group (AIG). Prior to working at AIG, Mr. Marria worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Mr. Marria earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and an M.B.A., each from Rutgers University.

Phillip J. Kardis II, Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Kardis is the General Counsel of Chimera Investment Corporation. Prior to becoming General Counsel, Mr. Kardis was a partner with the law firm of K&L Gates LLP where he represented mortgage REITs and other companies and funds that acquire, originate, service and finance residential mortgage loans, mortgage servicing rights and mortgage backed securities. Prior to joining K&L Gates LLP in 2004, Mr. Kardis practiced corporate and securities law at several law firms. In addition, Mr. Kardis has held positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he assisted the US Trade Representative in WTO arbitration, at Rockwell International, as a registered lobbyist, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, as the science and space advisor, and at Analytic Services, Inc., as a defense analyst. Mr. Kardis has a BA from the George Washington University, an MA from George Washington University, an MA from George Mason University, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.