Alan Fishman is Chair of Ladder Capital Finance, a former TowerBrook portfolio company, a position he has held since 2008.
Mr. Fishman has had an extensive career in the financial services industry. For a brief period in 2008 he served as the CEO of Washington Mutual Inc. He previously served as the Chair of Meridian Capital Group and, from June 2006 to December 2006, as President of Sovereign Bancorp. From March 2001 until the sale of Independence Community Bank to Sovereign in June 2006, he served as Independence Community Bank’s President and CEO. Previously, he served as the President and CEO at ContiFinancial Corp. from July 1999 to December 2000. Mr. Fishman has been a private equity investor focusing on financial services at Neuberger and Berman, Adler & Shaykin and at his own firm, Columbia Financial Partners LP, and has held a variety of senior executive positions at Chemical Bank and American International Group. Mr. Fishman serves as Lead Director of Santander Bank (USA) and serves on the Board of Santander Holdings USA. He is Chair of Brooklyn Community Foundation and is past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.