Board of Directors
Meet our board of directors at Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust.
Stefani Carter, Board of DirectorsEmail
Ms. Carter currently serves as the Lead Director, the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and as a Member of the Compensation Committee and the Related Party Transactions Committee of Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BHR). Ms. Carter has been a practicing attorney since 2005, specializing in civil litigation, contractual disputes and providing general counsel and advice to small businesses and individuals. Ms. Carter serves as Senior Counsel at the law firm of Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC, a position she has held since November 2017. From 2011 to November 2017, Ms. Carter served as a principal at the law firm of Stefani Carter & Associates, LLC.
In addition, Ms. Carter served as an elected representative of Texas House District 102 in the Texas House of Representatives (the “Texas House”) between 2011 and 2015, serving as a member on several Texas House committees, including the Committee on Appropriations, the Energy Resources Committee, and the Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform during that period. Ms. Carter also served as a member and Vice-Chair of the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence during that period. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Carter was employed as an associate attorney at the law firm of Sayles Werbner, PC and from 2007 to 2008 was a prosecutor in the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Carter was an associate attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 2005 to 2007.
Ms. Carter has a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Bachelor of Journalism in News/Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.
Deborah Markus, Board of DirectorsEmail
Ms. Markus is the Founder of Columbus Advisors (CA). CA advises clients on launching new business areas and recruiting teams in the investment management industry. CA was founded in 2009 and Ms. Markus recently returned to lead the CA on a full-time basis. Throughout her career, Ms. Markus has been involved in the real estate industry. She began her career as a member of the Real Estate Investment Banking Team at Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities and in 1997 joined JPMorgan Asset Management, where she held the role of Real Estate Product Specialist.
In 2012, Ms. Markus became the Head of Corporate Development for Structured Portfolio Management, a billion alternative investment fund, with investments in various real estate related strategies. Ms. Markus graduated, cum laude, from Binghamton University with a degree in political science and received her MBA in finance and marketing from NYU Stern School of Business. Ms. Markus is on the board for the NYU Stern Center for Real Estate Finance.
Paula J. Poskon, Board of DirectorsEmail
Paula J. Poskon, age 55, is the founder of STOV Advisory Services LLC (“STOV”), which offers professional consulting and advisory services to company executives and institutional investors in the areas of real estate, capital markets, investor relations, and diversity and inclusion. She has been STOV’s President since July 2016. Throughout the past decade, Ms. Poskon specialized in real estate investment trusts (REITs). Ms. Poskon served as Senior Vice President/Senior Real Estate Research Analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co., Inc. (“D.A. Davidson”), an employee-owned full-service investment firm, from September 2014 until May 2015.
She was hired by D.A. Davidson to co-lead the launch of its real estate capital markets platform. Prior to that, Ms. Poskon was a Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst in Real Estate at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc., an employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm, from October 2005 until July 2014. She was named No. 3 on The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” among real estate analysts for 2009 and No. 2 among real estate analysts for stock-picking in 2011 by StarMine. From August 2000 until September 2005, Ms. Poskon was an Equity Research Associate, Asset Management Associate and Investment Banking Associate at Lehman Brothers, a global financial services firm.
She graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance with a concentration in Strategic Management. Ms. Poskon is a frequent speaker at real estate industry conferences.
Kerry G. Campbell, Board of DirectorsEmail
Mr. Kerry G. Campbell, CFA, is the principal of a financial litigation and investment management consulting firm, Kerry Campbell LLC, where since February 2014, he has served as a financial expert witness for arbitrations and litigations and provided consulting services to financial institutions and investors. Prior to that, Mr. Campbell worked in investment research and portfolio construction as a Managing Director at Arden Asset Management and as a Senior Vice President at Guggenheim Partners. In addition, Mr. Campbell has worked as a Managing Director in risk management at Bear Stearns, in private wealth management and as a commercial loan officer.
Mr. Campbell received an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. Mr. Campbell is a Chartered Financial Analyst® and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™.
Clayton Andrews, Board of DirectorsEmail
Mr. Andrews has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and related capital markets. He has a diverse background within all areas of real estate capital structure and has direct investment experience across all property types, including retail shopping centers. In addition, Mr. Andrews has extensive experience in asset management for both transitional and stabilized properties, including new development.
Since 2018 Mr. Andrews has been the Managing Member of Old Hill Investment Group LLC, a Connecticut based commercial real estate private equity firm. From 2010 to 2018 Mr. Andrews was a Managing Director at DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners where he was head of Global Asset Management. Mr. Andrews was also formerly a Managing Director at Babson Capital Management, which had over 0 billion in assets under management and owned by MassMutual, and a Partner and COO at Cheslock Bakker & Associates, a private real estate merchant bank.
Mr. Andrews received a B.S in Accounting from the University of Maine and a M.S. in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University.
Andrew R. Jones, ChairmanEmail
Mr. Jones, CFA, is Founder and President of North Star Partners, LP. Since its founding in January 1996, North Star has been an alternative investment program that is dedicated to value investing and focuses on the small-cap sector of the U.S. equity markets. Prior to the formation of North Star, Mr. Jones was a Managing Director at Tweedy, Browne Company, LP. Mr. Jones is a former director of Certus Bank, NA, Cornell Companies, Inc. and Chem Rx Corporation. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts. Mr. Jones received a BS in Finance from Ithaca College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.