Martin (“Tino”) Kamarck was born to American parents in Rome, Italy and grew up and attended public schools in Montgomery County, Maryland. He was graduated from Haverford College in 1971, and received JD from Stanford Law School in 1975.
Since June of 2017, Mr. Kamarck has been an independent director and chair of the board’s Compensation Committee of Granite Point Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: GPMT), a commercial mortgage REIT.
He has also been a trustee of the Brewster (MA) Conservation Trust since 2009. Since moving to Westchester County in 2016, Mr. Kamarck has been increasingly involved as a donor to, and volunteer with, the Westchester Land Trust and the Westchester Parks Foundation.
In 2010, Mr Kamarck co-founded Elanus Capital Management, LLC, a specialized alternative asset management firm with a niche strategy in “capital release trades” with commercial banks. He was a partner in that firm, directing diligence strategies and transaction structuring, until his retirement in June of this year.
Throughout his career, Mr Kamarck has been animated by an ethic of civic and community service, having been, inter alia, a board member of Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. of Anacostia; Chair of the Arlington County (VA) Transportation Commission; a board member of Einstein Medical School’s Center for Autistic Children’s Development; a trustee of the Berkeley Carroll School (Brooklyn, NY); a board member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers; a board member (and Vice Chair) of the Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers; a board member of the Appleseed Foundation; a member of the Brewster (MA) Housing Partnership and Community Preservation Committees; president and board member of the Brewster Cemetery Association; board member of the Rock Creek Conservancy; board member and treasurer of 1230 Park Avenue Inc. (a NYC co-op corporation); and volunteer with the Prospect Park and Central Park Conservancies.
Mr Kamarck is married and has 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren.