Managing Partner - Ms Tavares is a managing partner of Ferncliff Investments LLC. (Ferncliff), a Woman Owned Business. Ms. Tavares is a key member of the Ferncliff team and plays a critical role in all aspects of the firm’s activities. Prior to joining Ferncliff, Ms. Tavares served as Vice President of Servicing Operations for Walter Investment Management Corporation, Senior Managing Director of Hanover Capital Partners 2, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Walter, and was a member of the Walter Investment Committee. Ms. Tavares was responsible for all centralized servicing activities and developed the servicing functions to support the Walter’s growth initiatives. Ms. Tavares was also responsible for the whole loan acquisition program for Walter which included, sourcing pools of residential loans and all the operational activities to support this program. As Senior Managing Director of Hanover Capital Partners 2, Ltd., Ms. Tavares was responsible for the advisory business which included valuation of all types of assets for the government and private sector.
As one of the co-founders of Hanover Capital Partners 2, Ltd., Ms. Tavares also served as President of HanoverTrade.com, predecessor to Hanover Capital Partners 2, Ltd, an internet-based “real time” exchange which traded bulk pools of financial assets. Ms. Tavares was responsible for the full deployment of HanoverTrade.com and managed Hanover’s technology division. Ms. Tavares was also the chief operating officer for Hanover Capital Mortgage Holdings, Inc., predecessor company to Walter. Prior to joining Hanover Capital Partners, Ltd., Ms. Tavares was a Vice President at BT Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bankers Trust Company. She traded agency adjustable mortgage backed securities and non-agency mortgage products, and developed and managed a range of trading support services. From 1983 to 1987, Ms. Tavares performed a similar role at Citicorp Investment Bank. Ms. Tavares held a variety of mortgage origination, servicing, and accounting positions with City Federal Savings over the course of ten years prior to joining Citicorp. Ms. Tavares holds a BS in Accounting from Seton Hall University.