Marti Tirinnanzi is the President of Financial Standards, Inc., a financial services consulting company located in New York City. Ms. Tirinnanzi is experienced in advising REITs, banks and securities/futures brokerages in the areas of risk management, hedging strategies using derivatives contracts, financial instrument accounting, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Tirinnanzi is also well known among Washington DC policy circles, and has advised Congressional staff, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FDIC, banking regulators and financial markets industry groups on ways to address financial risk that involve derivatives contracts. She teaches fintech and derivatives licensing courses for the Institute of Financial Markets and develops executive education programs on new regulations and financial services innovation, including Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and block chain technology.
Ms. Tirinnanzi is a past Chairperson of the Clearinghouse Working Group of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and directed teams within Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to transfer $2 trillion in interest rate swap contracts to central clearing and settlement. Ms. Tirinnanzi is a nationally acclaimed expert in financial instruments and derivative contracts. Familiar with fair-value-based accounting standards, she has created the financial reporting compliance protocols for more than 100 REITs. Ms. Tirinnanzi has also worked as a supervisory examiner for the Federal Reserve in banking supervision, as a real estate construction lender for Crestar Bank (now SunTrust), and as a REIT equity stock analyst for RBC. Ms. Tirinnanzi earned her MS in business from The Johns Hopkins University, and BA in liberal arts from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Ms. Tirinnanzi also serves as the independent director on the Board of ICE Mortgage Services, which is owned by the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) and operates a national electronic registry system for residential mortgages; serves as director on the Board of Sotados Inc., a mobile-to-mobile payments fintech company providing low cost remittances to account holders located in certain African and Latin American nations; and serves as a member of the Audit Committee of Habitat for Humanity DC, a non-profit affordable housing solutions provider in Washington DC.
Ms. Tirinnanzi has been on the Company’s Board since 2012 and her present term expires in 2019.