Shelle Weisbaum serves as our Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President and Secretary since October 2012. Prior to the Merger, she served in the same capacity at REIT I (since June 2009) and at REIT III (since July 2015).
Prior to the Merger, Ms. Weisbaum also served as Executive Vice President, from April 2017 to September 2020, Senior Vice President, from January 2014 to April 2017, and General Counsel and Secretary, from August 2007 to January 2014, of our Founding Sponsor. Previously, she held the position of Vice President of the Sponsor from August 2007 to December 2013. Ms. Weisbaum has also served as the Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President and Secretary of Exantas Capital Corp. from September 2016 to July 2020. Ms. Weisbaum joined the Founding Sponsor in October 2006 from Ledgewood Law, a Philadelphia-based law firm, where she practiced commercial real estate law from 1998 to 2006 as an associate and later as a partner of the firm. Prior to Ledgewood, from 1987 to 1998, Ms. Weisbaum was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.
Ms. Weisbaum received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University and a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University.