Joy L. Schaefer

 

Ms. Schaefer has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2019. Since 2005, Ms. Schaefer has served as president of Golden Eagle Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm focused on organizational development and growth through strategic, operational and financial improvements. From 2005 until August 2018, Ms. Schaefer served as an operating partner of Snow Phipps Group, LLC, a private equity firm, where she was a business and operations advisor to real estate specialty finance companies. From 2002 until 2005, Ms. Schaefer served as president of JL Schaefer Consulting, a strategic, financial and operational consulting practice, advising privately held and family-owned businesses. In 2002, Ms. Schaefer served as president and chief operating officer of Ameriquest Mortgage, a privately held mortgage banking company. From 1990 until 2002, Ms. Schaefer served in various senior management positions within the Westcorp family of companies, including as president and chief operating officer of Westcorp, Inc., a publicly traded financial services holding company; vice chairman, chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer of WFS Financial, Inc., a publicly traded national automobile finance company; and chief operating officer, senior executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Western Financial Bank, Inc. Earlier in her career, Ms. Schaefer was an audit manager for Ernst & Young. Ms. Schaefer received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Illinois Wesleyan University, where she majored in accounting. Ms. Schaefer was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California, Illinois and Oklahoma Mr. Schaefer is the member of our Board's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.