Spirit Realty Capital Team
Seasoned, Proactive, Proven Management. The Spirit management team is comprised of industry professionals who have brought significant experience from other disciplines to maximize success for our investors and tenant clients.
Thomas H. Nolan, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Nolan joined us in September 2011 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Nolan worked for General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP) serving as a director for 6 years and as President and Chief Operating Officer for the last 2 years while at GGP. Mr. Nolan was a member of the senior management team that led GGP’s reorganization and emergence from bankruptcy, which included the restructuring of project-level debt, payment in full of all of GGP’s pre-petition creditors and the securing of equity commitments. Prior to his work with GGP, Mr. Nolan served for 4 years as a Principal and Chief Financial Officer of Loreto Bay Company, the developer of the Loreto Bay master planned community in Baja, California. For over 20 years, Mr. Nolan held various financial positions with AEW Capital Management, L.P., a national real estate investment advisor, and he spent the last 6 of those years as Head of Equity Investing and as President and Senior Portfolio Manager of The AEW Partners Funds. Mr. Nolan earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.
Phillip D. Joseph, Jr.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Spirit Realty since April 2015, Phil oversees all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Tax and Information Technology at the company. Phil has over 24 years of real estate expertise including developing, leading and executing capital markets, and financial planning and analysis activities. Prior to working at Spirit Realty, Phil served for more than 13 years at Prologis as their Managing Director and Global Treasurer. His experience and longevity in the real estate field provides a great benefit to the company.
Phil’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Management from DePauw University and a Masters of Business Administration from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hsieh joined us in September 2016 and currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Hsieh will work directly for Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nolan, and have oversight responsibility for credit underwriting, new investments, and portfolio and asset management. Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Hsieh worked for Morgan Stanley, where he served as Managing Director and a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, primarily focusing on the firm’s real estate clients. Prior to rejoining Morgan Stanley, Jackson was Vice Chairman and Sole/Co-Global Head of UBS’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group, managing a team of over 70 professionals in six offices worldwide. During his career, including a prior period at Morgan Stanley and tenures at Bankers Trust Company and Salomon Brothers, Inc., he served as senior lead banker on over $285 billion of real estate and lodging transactions. Mr. Hsieh is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and earned a Master’s degree from Harvard University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Acquisition Officer
Boyd Messmann serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Acquisition Officer at Spirit Realty Capital. Mr. Messmann has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and has closed more than $13B of transaction during his career. Prior to joining Spirit Realty Capital, Mr. Messmann spent the last six and half years with VEREIT Inc./Cole Real Estate Investments as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, where he originated and closed approximately $4B of Single Tenant Net Leased Acquisitions. In that role, he was team lead for office and industrial acquisitions and responsible for identifying and evaluating acquisition opportunities, BTS opportunities, preliminary underwriting, and execution.
Prior to joining Cole, Mr. Messmann served as President and CEO of Blaire Energy, LLC, a company established to make investments in real estate, oil and gas, and provide advisory services to other entities and individuals. Mr. Messmann has also served as Senior Investment Officer for First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., Senior Business Credit Development Manager for Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Origination Division, Regional Vice President Commercial Finance for Shell Capital Investment Banking Division, Vice President Corporate Finance for Franchise Finance Corporation of America/GE Capital, Senior Manager International Mergers and Acquisitions for Pepsico Inc,/YUM Brands, Vice President and Regional Director for Vanguard Management Service, Inc., and Senior Asset Manager/Acquisitions Manager for Lincoln Investment Management Company, the Investment banking Division of Lincoln National Corporation.
Mr. Messmann earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and
accounting from Indiana University and a Master of Business
Administration degree from the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Messmann has been a CCIM for the over 20 years, and is actively involved with multiple charities in the Dallas area.
Executive Vice President – General Counsel
Serving as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Spirit Realty Capital, Jay Young has responsibility for managing all aspects of the Company’s legal function, including corporate governance, securities compliance and the real estate transaction closing department. He also advises on the company’s equity plan administration, insurance program and capital markets transactions.
Jay has more than 20 years of experience advising publicly-traded companies. Before joining Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC), he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Wingstop, Inc. While at Wingstop, Jay helped lead the company through its successful IPO. Previously, he has also served as in-house counsel for CEC Entertainment, Wachovia Corporation and UBS.
Jay holds a B.A. in Economics degree from Southern Methodist University, a J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business.
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Serving as our Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Michelle Greenstreet joined Spirit Realty Capital Inc. (NYSE: SRC) in November 2015 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Her promotion to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer reflects her outstanding contributions since joining Spirit, including her leadership and oversight of the transition of the company to Dallas and commitment to enhance our culture and organizational structure. Michelle is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles supporting global banking, financial services, manufacturing and technology solutions.
Her new position at Spirit Realty focuses primarily on Human Resources, Talent Acquisitions, Talent Management, Organizational Design and Effectiveness, Culture Transformation, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Project Management. In this role, Michelle will play an instrumental part in the continued growth and evolution of Spirit by leading the Company’s strategic marketing efforts. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Administration, Political Science degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Before joining Spirit Realty Capital, Michelle Greenstreet was Senior Director of Human Resources in a technology company offering SAAS products for the travel and hospitality industry. Michelle also has extensive knowledge and industry experience in global manufacturing, consulting and transportation. Michelle Greenstreet spent the majority of her career serving in the financial services sector which includes more than 13 years serving in various senior human resource roles within Citigroup, Inc.
Vice President – Investments
Ms. Little joined us in May 2007 and has served in various capacities in the company. Currently she serves as Vice President, Investments and is responsible for sourcing, marketing, analyzing and overseeing the acquisition of new investment real estate opportunities. Prior to joining Spirit, Ms. Little, held roles in finance and real estate at Sprint Funding Corporation, a privately held mortgage company, Conseco Finance Corporation, a publicly held finance company and Norwest Finance Corp, (now Wells Fargo Finance). Ms. Little holds a BA in Economics from Southern Illinois University.
Vice President – Asset Management
Mr. Rosenberg joined us in November 2007 and currently serves as Vice President of Asset Management. Mr. Rosenberg is responsible for special servicing and property management for the portfolio, including workouts, property sales, re-leasing and property management for vacant properties. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rosenberg served as an Associate at Greenblatt & Associates, a general law practice in Woodland Hills, CA. Mr. Rosenberg earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a J.D. from Whittier Law School, and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Vice President – Asset Management
Mr. Totherow joined us in March 2014 and currently serves as Vice President of Asset Management. Mr. Totherow is responsible for special servicing and property management for the portfolio, including workouts, property sales, re-leasing and property management for vacant properties. Prior to joining us, Mr. Totherow served as Managing Director of Acquisitions for STORE Capital. Mr. Totherow earned a BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona.