Frank A. Farnesi


Frank A. Farnesi, age 70, has served as a Trustee of RAIT since December 2006 when he joined the Board in connection with our acquisition of Taberna Realty Finance Trust, or TRFT, in December 2006 (the “TRFT Acquisition”). He was a member of TRFT’s Board from April 2005 until the TRFT Acquisition in December 2006. He is a retired partner of the international accounting firm of KPMG LLP, where he worked from 1969 to 2001. Before retiring from KPMG, he was the Pennsylvania business unit partner in charge of tax. He also served as national partner in charge of tax compliance and worked with a wide variety of clients in the banking, real estate, technology and private equity fields. He currently serves as the non-executive chairman of the Board of directors of Beneficial Bancorp, Inc., a publicly held stock holding company for Beneficial Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered savings bank. Mr. Farnesi is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Faith in the Future Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.