Our Board

Our Board Members

CSS’s Board of Managers is comprised of dedicated leaders.

    Matthew Feldman


    Matthew R. Feldman is Chair of the CSS Board of Managers. Matt served as President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago from April 2008 until December of 2020. He had been with the Bank since September of 2003 and served in several executive capacities, including Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology.

    Prior to his employment with the Bank, Matt was Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Learning Insights, Inc. from 1995 to 2003. He conceived, established, financed, and directed the operations of this privately held e-learning company. Previously, Matt was President of Continental Trust Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Bank, and served in a number of other roles in capital markets, investments and general management during his 15 years there.

    Matt holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University where he is a life member of the Kellogg Global Advisory Board and a member of the Kellogg Inclusion Coalition.

    Matt serves on the Board of Directors of Recology, Inc., an ESOP-owned, waste management and resource recovery company based in San Francisco, CA, where he is Chair of the Governance Committee and serves on the Audit and Risk Oversight Committees. He served on the Board of Directors of the Office of Finance of the Federal Home Loan Banks. He is a former Chair of the Bank Presidents Conference. Matt is the immediate past Chair of the Pentegra Defined Benefit Plan for Financial Institutions and immediate past Co-Chair of the CEO Council of the Financial Services Pipeline Initiative. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Evanston Community Foundation where he is Chair of the Racial Equity Task Force, Treasurer; Chair of the Audit and Finance Committees; and a member of the Investment Council. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Beth Emet Foundation and a member of the Racial Justice Committee of Beth Emet Synagogue.

      Tony Renzi

      Chief Executive Officer, Director

      Tony Renzi was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CSS in December 2019 and added to the Board of Managers as a Director in January 2020.

      As CEO, Tony leads the joint venture that represents the largest and most efficient mortgage securitization service in the world. As a business and technology solutions provider BD4 is an indispensable business partner to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac serving as an issuing agent and administrator of their Uniform Mortgage Backed Security (UMBS) as well as other complex securitization structures. Today CSS supports over 1 million securitizations, backed by over 27 million loans and $5 trillion in outstanding mortgage balances.

      Tony is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience leading top national public and private organizations through dynamic and complex business, operational, and regulatory environments. Prior to joining CSS, he held executive positions as the President and Chief Operating Officer at Cenlar FSB the nation’s largest mortgage sub-servicer; CEO, President and Board Director of Walter Investment/Ditech Holding Corporation, a top 10 independent mortgage originator and servicer; Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer at Citigroup responsible for CitiMortgage Operations, and Citi’s North America Retail and Commercial Bank operations; Executive Vice President at Freddie Mac responsible for their Single Family Business, Operations, and Technology; and for 23 years of his career executive leadership positions with GMAC Mortgage ultimately serving as GMAC ResCap’s President and Chief Operating Officer and Board Director.

      Tony has a Bachelor of Arts from Holy Family University and a Master of Business Administration from Thomas Jefferson University.

        David C. Benson


        David C. Benson is President of Fannie Mae. In this capacity he is responsible for leading the development and execution of the strategic plan for the organization, focused on driving innovation and organizational performance in support of its mission to provide liquidity and promote affordability and access to the U.S. housing finance system. David leads the Single-Family and Multifamily businesses, covering all segments of the business including customer engagement, capital markets, pricing, underwriting, and credit portfolio management. David is also responsible for corporate functions, including information technology, business operations, finance, strategy, human resources, communications, marketing, and economic research.

        Prior to becoming Fannie Mae’s President, David was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role he was responsible for all of Fannie Mae’s financial management functions as well as corporate strategy, economic research, and enterprise innovation. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President – Capital Markets, and Senior Vice President and Treasurer.

        Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 2002, David was a Managing Director in the Fixed-Income Division of Merrill Lynch & Co. During his 14-year tenure he held leadership positions in risk management, fixed-income and currency trading, debt syndication, and e-commerce based in New York and London.

        David earned a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Business School, a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School, and a Bachelor of Science in psychobiology, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles.

          Ramon Richards


          Ramon Richards is Fannie Mae’s Chief Information Officer. Ramon is responsible for accelerating Fannie Mae’s Digital Transformation, delivering technology capabilities to enable the business, and defining the next horizon of technology priorities. In addition, he is responsible for application development, enterprise architecture, technology shared services, technology resiliency, cloud infrastructure, and workplace technology functions.

          Prior to his current role, Ramon was Senior Vice President of Integrated Technology Solutions. In this role, he was responsible for delivering technology solutions that enable the business and deliver value for customers. He also served as Vice President for Securitization and Credit Technology and Vice President for Finance and Corporate Function Technology, among other roles. He joined Fannie Mae in 1999.

          Ramon has a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Morehouse College, a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

            Jerry Weiss


            Jerry Weiss has served as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President of Freddie Mac since 2010. In this role, he serves as the company’s senior executive liaison to the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He oversees government and industry relations and public policy, public relations and corporate marketing, internal communications, conservatorship affairs and initiatives, economic and housing research, regulatory affairs, and Making Home Affordable – Compliance. He is a member of the company’s senior operating committee.

            Previously, Jerry served as Freddie Mac’s Chief Compliance Officer and in other senior management roles since joining the company in October 2003.

            Jerry has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Freddie Mac, he worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers for 13 years, most recently as First Vice President and Global Head of Compliance. From 1982 to 1990, he practiced with a national law firm in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in securities regulation and corporate finance matters.

            Jerry graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He earned a law degree from The George Washington University.

            Ravi Shankar


            Ravi Shankar is the senior vice president and head of the Freddie Mac Single-Family Portfolio & Servicing Division. He is responsible for portfolio management, servicing and the operations and technology that support these activities. He is a member of Freddie Mac’s senior operating committee.

            Mr. Shankar brings over three decades of experience managing multibillion-dollar finance, capital markets, portfolios and mortgage trading operations. A financial services veteran whose previous tenure at Freddie Mac spanned from 2013 to 2019, he served initially as senior vice president of Single-Family Portfolio Management and then as deputy head of the Investments & Capital Markets Division. 

            Before joining Freddie Mac in 2013, he spent seven years at JP Morgan Chase in several key roles, including chief financial officer, head of Capital Markets, and portfolio manager at Chase Home Finance. Prior to that, he worked in various senior positions with Citigroup for 16 years.

            Mr. Shankar holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Delhi, India. He is also a Fellow Member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants.