Management Team

  • Glenn Rufrano

    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Michael J. Bartolotta

    Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer

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  • Lauren Goldberg

    Executive Vice President,
    General Counsel and Secretary

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  • Thomas W. Roberts

    Executive Vice President and
    Chief Investment Officer

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  • Mr. Rufrano assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of VEREIT, Inc. on April 1, 2015. Since joining the organization, Mr. Rufrano reconstituted the Board of Directors, formalized the VEREIT management team and introduced a business plan to guide the Company’s strategy. Under his leadership, the Company changed its name to VEREIT, moved its listing to the NYSE and implemented a company-wide business approach based on discipline, transparency and consistency. Furthermore, Mr. Rufrano has made significant progress on several initiatives including reducing debt, enhancing the portfolio and re-establishing the brand value of Cole Capital®. Before joining VEREIT, Mr. Rufrano served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O’Connor Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm specializing in retail and multifamily residential properties. He was among the founders of O’Connor in 1983. Prior to rejoining O’Connor in 2013, Mr. Rufrano served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield Inc., the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services company. From January 2008 to February 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group, an Australian public LPT, which owned 22 million square feet of retail property in Australia and 100 million square feet in the U.S. From April 2007 through January 2008, Mr. Rufrano served as Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group U.S. Until its acquisition by Centro Properties Group in April 2007, Mr. Rufrano was Chief Executive Officer of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange Company, as well as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Under his leadership, New Plan was transformed into one of the nation’s largest public real estate companies, focusing on the ownership and management of more than 460 community and neighborhood shopping centers encompassing approximately 68 million square feet of retail space. Mr. Rufrano serves on the Board of Directors for Ventas , Inc., an S&P 500 company and a leading healthcare real estate investment trust. He has served as a public Director of Trizec Properties, Inc., a national office REIT; Criimi Mae Inc., a mortgage REIT; and General Growth Properties, an institutional mall REIT. He currently serves on the advisory boards at New York University’s Real Estate Institute and at Baruch College. Mr. Rufrano is a trustee and a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. He serves on the Board of New Alternatives for Children, a not-for-profit health and social services agency whose exclusive mission is to serve children with medical disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families. Mr. Rufrano earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and Master of Science in Management and Real Estate from Florida International University.

    At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Michael J. Bartolotta serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at VEREIT. In this role, he partners with the Chief Executive Officer to handle all capital markets activities as well as communication with rating agencies, lenders and investors. Mr. Bartolotta also oversees the accounting, external reporting, financial planning & analysis, treasury and IT functions at VEREIT, including support for both the public and non-traded REITS. Before joining VEREIT in October of 2015, Mr. Bartolotta served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cushman & Wakefield Inc. (“Cushman”), a global leader in commercial real estate services, from February 2012 until September 2015. At Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Bartolotta was responsible for all global reporting and accounting (IFRS & U.S. GAAP), financial planning & analysis, worldwide taxation, treasury, insurance and global IT operations. As a member of Cushman’s Board of Directors, Mr. Bartolotta also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee from March 2007 until he assumed his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cushman in February 2012. Before becoming Cushman’s CFO, Mr. Bartolotta was the Vice President-Chief Financial Officer for EXOR, Inc., the U.S. arm of EXOR S.p.A. (one of Europe’s leading investment companies) from 1991 to February 2012. At EXOR, Mr. Bartolotta was involved in over fifteen U.S. acquisitions and divestitures ranging in size from $20 million “add-ons” to $700+ million stand-alone transactions. He monitored the operating and financial performance of these U.S. investments including all accounting, finance, tax, HR/benefit, legal, and environmental issues, as well as corporate directorship responsibilities with audit, finance and compensation committee participation. Prior to his tenure at EXOR, Mr. Bartolotta was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Great American Recreation Inc., a publicly traded corporation engaged in the leisure, hotel and real estate development markets and was previously Assistant Corporate Controller of General Instrument Corporation, a public corporation engaged in the international manufacture of electronic components and related services. Mr. Bartolotta spent the first five years of his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Bartolotta has a B.S. in Accounting from New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

    At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Ms. Goldberg serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at VEREIT, overseeing the company's legal and regulatory affairs. Before joining the Company, she most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the global cosmetics company, Revlon. In this role, she was responsible for all aspects of Revlon's legal and regulatory affairs, served on the senior operating committee and oversaw Revlon's corporate governance matters. Additionally, Ms. Goldberg served as Senior Vice President – Law for MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.; Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York; and as an Associate with Stillman & Friedman, P.C. and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Ms. Goldberg also has prior accounting experience as an associate at Coopers & Lybrand. She received her law degree from the Columbia Law School and her undergraduate degree in accounting from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

    At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Thomas W. Roberts serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer at VEREIT, Inc. (VEREIT). In this role, Mr. Roberts oversees VEREIT’s real estate transaction activities for single-tenant retail, office and industrial, and multi-tenant retail. Mr. Roberts is responsible for VEREIT’s acquisitions, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suits and dispositions, as well as portfolio management. He also serves as Chairman of VEREIT’s Investment Committee, which reviews each asset to be acquired or disposed to ensure alignment with the company’s investment objectives. Mr. Roberts is a 30-year veteran of the real estate industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Opus West Corporation from 1993-2009. During his career at Opus, he was responsible for the design, construction and development of more than 50 million square feet of commercial real estate valued in excess of $8 billion. Mr. Roberts also worked as Vice President, Real Estate Development for the Koll Company. Mr. Roberts was recognized by NAIOP Arizona as its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. In Real Estate Forum’s 65th Anniversary Edition, Mr. Roberts was recognized as one of “The Next Generation” of commercial real estate leaders helping to shape the industry. Mr. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a specialization in real estate from Arizona State University.

    At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Paul McDowell

    Executive Vice President and
    Chief Operating Officer

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  • Bill Miller

    Executive Vice President,
    Investment Management

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  • Paul McDowell serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for VEREIT, Inc. (VEREIT). He is responsible for the company’s asset management, property management, construction management, underwriting, credit analysis and leasing. Mr. McDowell serves on VEREIT’s Investment Committee, which reviews each asset to be acquired or disposed to ensure alignment with the company’s investment objectives. Before joining VEREIT, Mr. McDowell was a founder of CapLease (NYSE: LSE) a net-lease REIT, where he served as CEO from 2001 to 2014 and as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 1994 until 2001. Mr. McDowell served on the CapLease Board of Directors from 2003 to 2014 and was elected Chairman of the Board in December 2007. He served on the Board of Directors of CapLease’s predecessor from 2001 until 2004. He was a member of CapLease’s investment committee and the investment oversight committee of the Board of Directors. Before his roles with CapLease, Mr. McDowell was Corporate Counsel for Sumitomo Corporation of America, the principal U.S. subsidiary of one of the world’s largest integrated trading companies. Mr. McDowell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor with honors from Boston University School of Law.

    At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.
  • Bill Miller serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Cole Capital. In this role, Mr. Miller provides strategic direction and oversees all aspects of the management of Cole Capital, including external and internal sales, product development and due diligence, broker-dealer relationship management, securities operations and capital markets. He also serves as Executive Vice President, Investment Management for VEREIT. Mr. Miller has been in the financial services business for more than 20 years and has extensive leadership experience in capital markets, real estate and distribution. Before joining Cole Capital, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of National Accounts for American Funds, where he was responsible for leading business development, strategy and relationship management efforts for the retail wire/regional broker-dealers, as well as the global banking channel in the United States. In addition to his experience at American Funds, Mr. Miller has held REIT product management positions, as well as sales and wholesale distribution leadership positions, with Realty Capital Securities, AXA Equitable Distributors and Lincoln Financial Distributors. Mr. Miller is a graduate of Hobart College. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses.

    At VEREIT, we are committed to executing the business plan and repositioning the company as a market-leader through discipline, consistency and transparency.

Board of Directors

  • Hugh R. Frater

    Non-Executive Chairman
    of the Board

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  • Bruce Frank

    Independent Director

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  • David B. Henry

    Independent Director

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  • Mark Ordan

    Independent Director

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  • Mr. Frater serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at VEREIT. He previously served as Chairman, as well as Chief Executive Officer, of Berkadia, an industry-leading commercial real estate company that is owned 50% by Berkshire Hathaway and 50% by Leucadia National Corporation, that provides comprehensive capital solutions and investment sales advisory and research services for multifamily and commercial properties. Before Berkadia, Mr. Frater was Executive Vice President at PNC Financial Services, where he led the real estate division. He was also a Founding Partner and Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc., the largest global investment manager, where he led the real estate practice. Mr. Frater is active in industry affairs, serving on the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), as Vice Chair of the MBA GSE Multifamily Task Force and Chair of the MBA Affordable Rental Task Force as well as a member of the MBA Audit Committee. He also serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board and the Board of Overseers at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He has an MBA degree from the Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College.

    VEREIT's best-in-class corporate governance includes a Board of Directors comprised of a non-executive chairman, five independent directors and the CEO of the company.
  • Mr. Frank was appointed an Independent Director of VEREIT in July 2014 and is Chair of the audit committee. He also serves on the compensation committee. He has more than 35 years of experience providing assurance services to prominent public and private owners, investors and developers, both domestically and globally, on a wide range of real estate holding types. Mr. Frank served at Ernst & Young LLP from 1997-2014 and most recently worked as a Senior Partner within the assurance line of Ernst & Young’s real estate practice. Before Ernst & Young, Mr. Frank was at KPMG LLP for 17 years. His extensive experience has included working on initial public offerings and assisting acquirers in consummating acquisition transactions. He serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and is an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Mr. Frank received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bentley College and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey.

    VEREIT's best-in-class corporate governance includes a Board of Directors comprised of a non-executive chairman, five independent directors and the CEO of the company.
  • Mr. Henry serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT, is Chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and is a member of the audit committee. Mr. Henry has served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Kimco Realty Corporation (“Kimco”), a publicly traded REIT, from December 2009 to January 2016, and in other capacities at Kimco since April 2001. Before joining Kimco in April 2001, Mr. Henry served in various capacities at GE Capital Real Estate (“GE”) from 1978 to 2001, including as GE’s Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Henry also served as Chairman of GE’s Investment Committee and as a member of its Credit Committee. Before joining GE, Mr. Henry served as Vice President for Republic Mortgage Investors from 1973 to 1978. Mr. Henry serves on the Board of Directors of HCP, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare REIT; Tanger Outlet Centers, a publicly traded shopping center REIT; Columbia Property Trust, a publicly traded Class-A office REIT; and Fairfield County Bank, a private Connecticut mutual savings bank. Mr. Henry is a trustee of ICSC and served as its Chairman from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Henry is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of NAREIT. Mr. Henry also serves on the real estate advisory boards of New York University and Baruch College and is a member of the Columbia University Real Estate Forum. Mr. Henry received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami (FL).

    VEREIT's best-in-class corporate governance includes a Board of Directors comprised of a non-executive chairman, five independent directors and the CEO of the company.
  • Mr. Ordan serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT and is a member of both the audit committee and the compensation committee. Mr. Ordan is the Executive Chairman of WP Glimcher, the surviving entity following the closing of Washington Prime Group’s acquisition of Glimcher, and will transition to Non-Executive Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Ordan had served as Washington Prime’s Chief Executive Officer from May 2014 to January 15, 2015, and also has been one of its directors since May 2014. From January 2013 to November 2013, Mr. Ordan served as a director and as the Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Senior Living, LLC, the successor to the management business of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (“Sunrise”), which had been a publicly traded operator of approximately 300 senior living communities located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom prior to its sale in January 2013 to Health Care REIT, Inc. Mr. Ordan served as Sunrise’s Chief Executive Officer from November 2008 to January 2013 and as a director from July 2008 to January 2013. While at Sunrise, Mr. Ordan led its restructuring and oversaw its eventual sale. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Mills Corporation (“Mills”), a publicly traded developer, owner and manager of a diversified portfolio of regional shopping malls and retail entertainment centers, from October 2006 to May 2007, as its Chief Operating Officer from February 2006 to October 2006 and as a director from December 2006 until May 2007. While at Mills, Mr. Ordan oversaw its operations and its eventual sale to Simon and Farallon Capital Management, LLC in May 2007. Before that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Balducci’s LLC, a gourmet food store chain. He also founded and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Fields Markets, Inc., an organic foods supermarket chain, eventually leading the merger of the company with Whole Foods Markets, Inc. Mr. Ordan also was employed in the equities division of the investment banking firm of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Ordan served as a director of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc., a publicly traded supermarket chain, from February 2013 until January 2014, when it was acquired by The Kroger Co. He was a Trustee of Vassar College for 15 years. He also previously served for 10 years, including five years as Non-Executive Chairman, on the Board of Trustees of Federal Realty Investment Trust. Mr. Ordan currently serves on the boards of the following nonprofit organizations: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Seed School Foundation and the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

    VEREIT's best-in-class corporate governance includes a Board of Directors comprised of a non-executive chairman, five independent directors and the CEO of the company.
  • Eugene A. Pinover

    Independent Director

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  • Julie G. Richardson

    Independent Director

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  • Glenn Rufrano

    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Eugene A. Pinover serves as an Independent Director at VEREIT and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Pinover is as a partner with DLA Piper in New York City and chair of its New York Real Estate practice. He also serves on the firm's global real estate steering committee. Most recently, Mr. Pinover was Of Counsel and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (“Willkie”), where he chaired their real estate department for more than 20 years. Before joining Willkie, Mr. Pinover practiced law at Kaye Scholer LLP from 1973 to 1992. Mr. Pinover is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and ICSC. Mr. Pinover is the President of the Board of Directors of Steep Rock Association, a land trust in Connecticut, and has served on its Board of Directors since June 2008. Mr. Pinover also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of New Alternatives for Children, a New York-based social service organization, since September 2006. Mr. Pinover received his Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Dartmouth College, both Cum Laude.

    VEREIT's best-in-class corporate governance includes a Board of Directors comprised of a non-executive chairman, five independent directors and the CEO of the company.
  • Ms. Richardson serves as an Independent Director and is Chair of the compensation committee. She also serves on the nominating and corporate governance committee. She was most recently a Senior Advisor to Providence Equity Partners, a global asset management firm with over $40 billion in assets. From 2003 to 2012, she was a Partner and Managing Director at Providence Equity and oversaw the firm’s New York office. While at Providence Equity, her responsibilities included leading the initiation and execution of deals, and optimizing operating results and strategic positioning of portfolio companies throughout Providence Equity’s ownership period. Before Providence Equity, Ms. Richardson served as Global Head of JP Morgan’s Telecom, Media and Technology Group, and was previously a Managing Director in Merrill Lynch’s investment banking group. Ms. Richardson currently serves on the Board of The Hartford Financial Group and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    VEREIT's best-in-class corporate governance includes a Board of Directors comprised of a non-executive chairman, five independent directors and the CEO of the company.
  • Mr. Rufrano assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of VEREIT, Inc. on April 1, 2015. Since joining the organization, Mr. Rufrano reconstituted the Board of Directors, formalized the VEREIT management team and introduced a business plan to guide the Company’s strategy. Under his leadership, the Company changed its name to VEREIT, moved its listing to the NYSE and implemented a company-wide business approach based on discipline, transparency and consistency. Furthermore, Mr. Rufrano has made significant progress on several initiatives including reducing debt, enhancing the portfolio and re-establishing the brand value of Cole Capital®. Before joining VEREIT, Mr. Rufrano served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O’Connor Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm specializing in retail and multifamily residential properties. He was among the founders of O’Connor in 1983. Prior to rejoining O’Connor in 2013, Mr. Rufrano served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield Inc., the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services company. From January 2008 to February 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group, an Australian public LPT, which owned 22 million square feet of retail property in Australia and 100 million square feet in the U.S. From April 2007 through January 2008, Mr. Rufrano served as Chief Executive Officer of Centro Properties Group U.S. Until its acquisition by Centro Properties Group in April 2007, Mr. Rufrano was Chief Executive Officer of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange Company, as well as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Under his leadership, New Plan was transformed into one of the nation’s largest public real estate companies, focusing on the ownership and management of more than 460 community and neighborhood shopping centers encompassing approximately 68 million square feet of retail space. Mr. Rufrano serves on the Board of Directors for Ventas , Inc., an S&P 500 company and a leading healthcare real estate investment trust. He has served as a public Director of Trizec Properties, Inc., a national office REIT; Criimi Mae Inc., a mortgage REIT; and General Growth Properties, an institutional mall REIT. He currently serves on the advisory boards at New York University’s Real Estate Institute and at Baruch College. Mr. Rufrano is a trustee and a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. He serves on the Board of New Alternatives for Children, a not-for-profit health and social services agency whose exclusive mission is to serve children with medical disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families. Mr. Rufrano earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and Master of Science in Management and Real Estate from Florida International University.

    VEREIT's best-in-class corporate governance includes a Board of Directors comprised of a non-executive chairman, five independent directors and the CEO of the company.

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