Board of Directors
Darrell W. Crate serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Crate founded Easterly Capital, LLC in 2009 and holds various titles in its related entities. Since 2015, Mr. Crate has been the Managing Principal of Easterly Asset Management (formerly Easterly Partners Group). From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Crate was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that combined with Sirius International Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SG), which subsequently merged with Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE: TPRE) in 2020. From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG), a global asset management holding company. Mr. Crate was previously the Managing Director of the Financial Institutions Group of the Chase Manhattan Corporation based in London and New York, focusing exclusively on investment management firms. Mr. Crate served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party from 2003 to 2007. He subsequently served as Treasurer and on the executive committee of Romney for President during each the 2008 and 2012 election cycles. Mr. Crate’s board memberships presently include serving as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Mr. Crate earned his BA from Bates College and his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he serves as trustee emeritus.
Michael P. Ibe serves as our Executive Vice President - Development and Acquisitions and as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ibe co-founded Western Devcon, Inc. in 1987 and has since then served as president, where he has been primarily responsible for all phases of acquisition and development in each endeavor, including build-to-suit GSA-leased properties of Western Devcon, Inc. and its affiliates. His experience related to construction dates back to 1980, when he served as vice president of construction at Ibe Investments, a family-owned real estate company specializing in high-density residential developments in Phoenix, Arizona and luxury single-family developments in San Diego, California. From 1970 to 1980, Mr. Ibe served as a contract administrator and later a vice president and general manager, of Lampco Industries, a San Diego, California manufacturer of precision components for jet engines and nuclear reactors. Mr. Ibe attended Mesa College and San Diego State University.
William C. Trimble, III serves as our Chief Executive Officer, President and a director. Mr. Trimble co-founded Easterly Partners, LLC and had been its chief executive officer and managing partner from August 2011 until our initial public offering completed in February 2015. Prior to joining Easterly Partners, LLC, Mr. Trimble served from April 2009 to August 2011 as the chief operating officer and as a member of the Investment Committee of PRP, LLC, an investment management firm that managed funds that invested in properties leased to the U.S. General Services Administration, or GSA. Mr. Trimble also spent ten years as head of client relations for Red Comb, LLC, a Baltimore, Maryland-based asset management firm specializing in domestic, small capitalization equity securities. Mr. Trimble previously spent five years as head of marketing and a member of the Investment Committee of Winston Capital Management in McLean, Virginia. In 1994, he co-founded the Winston Growth Fund, a long-short equity fund of funds. Mr. Trimble’s board memberships presently include serving as chairman of the board of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation, and as a member of the boards of Bessemer Securities Corporation and The Bessemer Trust Company, N.A. Mr. Trimble earned his MBA and BA from Duke University.
William H. Binnie is the Lead Independent Director. Since 1996, Mr. Binnie has served as president and chief executive officer of Carlisle Capital Corporation, a private investment and management company with a focus on media and real estate businesses. Mr. Binnie served as chairman of the board, founder and chief executive officer of Carlisle Plastics, Inc., a NYSE listed company that was a consumer company producing products made from plastic, from 1984 until its acquisition by Tyco International Ltd. in 1996. Mr. Binnie is the chairman of NH1 News as well as president of 19 radio stations in the Carlisle Media organization. Mr. Binnie was also a candidate for the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire in 2010. Mr. Binnie earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his AB from Harvard University and is a former member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University.
Cynthia A. Fisher is a director. In 2011, Ms. Fisher founded WaterRev, LLC, an investment company located in Newton, Massachusetts, focused on innovative technology companies that enable sustainable practices of water use. She is an independent investor and consultant to corporate boards and executive management teams. In 1992, Ms. Fisher founded ViaCord, Inc., a cord blood stem cell banking company, and served as its chairman and chief executive officer of from 1993 to 2000. In 2000, she co-founded ViaCell, Inc., a cellular medicines company, and served as its president and as a member of the board of directors. ViaCell, the successor to ViaCord, went public in 2005 (Nasdaq: VIAC) and was subsequently sold to PerkinElmer (NYSE: PKI) in 2007. Ms. Fisher also serves on the board of directors of General Equipment Rentals, Inc. and the Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM), and on the board of directors of several not-for-profit businesses including the National Park Foundation, Patient Rights Advocate, and FitMoney.org. Ms. Fisher co-founded and is Chairman of Fitmoney.org which provides curriculum for K-12 financial literacy. She previously served on the board of directors of Water.org. Ms. Fisher holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS and honorary Doctorate of Science from Ursinus College.
Emil W. Henry, Jr. is a director. Mr. Henry is a former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Financial Institutions and currently is the chief executive officer of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm he founded that is focused on infrastructure investment opportunities. Prior to founding Tiger Infrastructure Partners in 2009, Mr. Henry was head of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity Infrastructure businesses, where he oversaw infrastructure investments. In 2005, Mr. Henry was appointed Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Financial Institutions by the President of the United States. Until his departure in 2007, he was a key advisor to two Treasury secretaries on economic, legislative and regulatory matters affecting U.S. financial institutions and markets. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Henry was a partner of Gleacher Partners LLC, an investment banking and investment management firm, where he served as chairman of asset management and managing director, and where he oversaw the firm’s investment activities. Before attending business school, Mr. Henry was a member of the principal investing arm of Morgan Stanley, where he was involved in the execution of leveraged buyouts on the firm’s behalf. Mr. Henry’s board memberships presently include ArrowMark Financial Corp, a NASDAQ listed company, Colonnade Acquisition Corp. II, a NYSE listed company, as well as the boards of a number of private portfolio investments of Tiger Infrastructure Partners. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Henry earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Yale University.
Tara S. Innes is a director. Ms. Innes served as Managing Director, Global Head of Public Fixed Income Research at AIG Investments, Inc. from 2009 until 2016, where she led a team of analysts in New York, London, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv responsible for analysis and investment recommendations across investment grade, high yield, sovereign, municipal, and emerging markets asset classes. From 2006 to 2009, Ms. Innes was Team Leader of Financial Institutions at AIG Asset Management US LLC. Before joining AIG in 2006, Ms. Innes served as managing director and team leader for REITs and Financial Institutions at Fitch Learning US Inc., a subsidiary of Fitch Ratings, Inc. Prior to joining Fitch Ratings in 2004, Ms. Innes served in various positions at MetLife, Inc. and Merrill Lynch Hubbard, Inc., focused on real estate investments and finance. Ms. Innes is a member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee of The Credit Roundtable Association, an organization of institutional investors she co-founded in 2007 to educate investors and advocate for bondholders. Ms. Innes has been a frequent speaker at international investor and issuer conferences on a variety of fixed income investment topics and maintains longstanding relationships with the capital markets and syndication teams at many of the largest investment banks. Ms. Innes is National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship certified. Ms. Innes earned her BA from Boston College.
Scott D. Freeman is a director. Mr. Freeman is Managing Partner of FHR Capital, LLC, a privately held real estate investment and advisory company. Prior to joining FHR Capital in July 2019, Mr. Freeman was with Colony Capital, Inc from April 2005 through June 2019 where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Portfolio Management of Colony Capital, Inc. and co-founder of Colony Realty Partners, LLC. Before Colony, he was a Partner and the Director of Acquisitions at TA Associates Realty, LLC from February 1994 to February 2004 where he served on the firm's Executive Committee and Investment Committee and chaired the Acquisition Committee. Previously, he was an Asset Manager with General Electric Investments and with Aetna Realty Investors. Scott is involved in various volunteer and charitable organizations including serving as a trustee at Bates College. Scott received a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College and an MBA with concentrations in Real Estate and Finance from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.