Nima Ghamsari, Head of Blend, Co-Founder, and Chair of the Board

Mr. Ghamsari is co-founder and Head of Blend. Prior to founding Blend, Mr. Ghamsari was one of the first employees of the commercial group at Palantir Technologies. Mr. Ghamsari holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Timothy J. Mayopoulos, President of Blend and Director

Mr. Mayopoulos has served as our President since January 2019 and as a member of our board of directors since April 2019. Prior to joining us, Mr. Mayopoulos served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise, from June 2012 to October 2018, having previously served in various other roles, including as its Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary from April 2009 to June 2012. Mr. Mayopoulos also previously held senior roles at various financial institutions, including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Mayopoulos has served on the board of directors of Science Applications International Corporation, a technology integrator, since January 2015 and LendingClub Corporation, a digital marketplace bank, since August 2016. Mr. Mayopoulos holds an A.B. in English from Cornell University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Gerald Chen, Director

Mr. Chen has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2017. He has been a General Partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm, since June 2013. Mr. Chen has served as a member of the board of directors of Truera, a startup developing a machine learning model intelligence platform, since April 2019 and Chronosphere, a cloud native monitoring tool, since July 2020, and also serves on the board of directors of several other private companies. Mr. Chen holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Erin James Collard, Director

Mr. Collard is one of our co-founders and has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2015. Previously, Mr. Collard served as our Chief Financial Officer from January 2013 to September 2018. He has over a decade of financial and technology experience, having served as both head trader and managing director at Clarium Capital Management LLC, an investment management and hedge fund company. Mr. Collard holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Sheffield and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Roger Ferguson, Jr., Director

Mr. Ferguson has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2021. Mr. Ferguson served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, a major financial services company, from April 2008 to April 2021. Mr. Ferguson previously served as Chairman of America Holding Corporation, Head of Financial Services, and a member of the Executive Committee of Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Ferguson joined the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System in 1997 and served as its Vice Chairman from 1999 to 2006, and he also served as an associate and partner at McKinsey & Company from 1984 to 1997. Mr. Ferguson has served as a member of the board of directors of Alphabet Inc. since June 2016, as a member of the board of directors of General Mills, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, from December 2015 to September 2021, where he serves as a member of the finance committee and as chair of the corporate governance committee, as a member of the board of directors of International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., a creator of flavors and fragrances, since April 2010, where he serves as chair of the compensation committee, and as a member of the board of directors of Corning Incorporated, a manufacturing company. Mr. Ferguson serves on the New York State Insurance Advisory Board and the boards of the American Council of Life Insurers, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Conference Board. He is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the Academy of Arts & Sciences and is a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents, the Economic Club of New York, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Group of Thirty. Mr. Ferguson holds a B.A in Economics, a J.D., and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Ann Mather, Director

Ms. Mather has served on our board of directors since June 2019. Ms. Mather served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pixar from September 1999 to April 2004. Ms. Mather has served as a member of the board of directors of Alphabet Inc., a global technology company, since November 2005, Netflix, Inc., a streaming media company, since June 2010, Arista Networks, Inc., a computer networking company, since July 2013, Airbnb, Inc., a vacation rental online marketplace company, since August 2018, and Bumble Inc., an online dating app, since March 2020. Ms. Mather has also served as an independent trustee to the Dodge & Cox Funds board of trustees since 2011 and previously served as a member of the board of directors of Shutterfly, Inc., an internet based image publishing company, from May 2013 to September 2019, and Glu Mobile, Inc., a publisher of mobile games, from September 2005 to February 2021. Ms. Mather holds a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and is an honorary fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and a chartered accountant.