Michael G. Barnes currently serves as the Chairman of our Board of Directors as well as the Executive Chairman of our Company. He has been the Chairman of Tiptree Financial Partners, L.P. (“TFP”) since its inception in 2007 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of TFP from 2007 until June 2012.
Mr. Barnes has been Executive Chairman of Tiptree Operating Company, LLC (“Operating Company”) since July 1, 2013. Mr. Barnes is a founding partner of Tricadia Holdings, L.P. (“Tricadia”) and its affiliated companies, which are privately held and provide investment management services. Prior to the formation of Tricadia in 2003, Mr. Barnes spent two years as Head of Structured Credit Arbitrage within UBS Principal Finance LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS Warburg, which conducted proprietary trading on behalf of the firm.
Mr. Barnes joined UBS in 2000 as part of the merger between UBS and PaineWebber Inc. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Barnes was a Managing Director and Global Head of the Structured Credit Products Group of PaineWebber. Prior to joining PaineWebber in 1999, he spent 12 years at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., the last five of which he was head of their Structured Transactions Group.
Mr. Barnes received his A.B. from Columbia College.