Stephen JonasLead Independent Director since 2014
Total compensation: $220,000
Stephen P. Jonas is no longer Lead Independent Director of CYS Investments, Inc., effective May 12, 2018. Mr. Jonas retired in 2007 as Executive Director of Fidelity Management & Research Company, the investment management organization of Fidelity, one of the largest mutual fund companies in the United States. Mr. Jonas was a member of Fidelity’s Management Committee and served on Fidelity’s Board of Directors as well as the Board of Trustees of the Fidelity Funds. Mr. Jonas joined Fidelity in 1987 as Vice President of Finance for the retail customer phone operations. He then held a series of senior operational and financial positions, which included Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity Management & Research Company, Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity Brokerage Group and Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity Personal Investments and Brokerage Group. Mr. Jonas served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fidelity from 1998 to 2002, and Chief Administrative Officer until 2004, when he was named President of Enterprise Operations and Risk Services. He was appointed to his last position in 2005 and retired in 2007, when he was responsible for the investment management of $1.2 trillion of mutual fund assets. Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Jonas was with Wang Laboratories in Lowell, Massachusetts from 1978 to 1987, where he held a series of senior financial and operational positions in the Customer Services Division. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer for Graphic Systems, Inc. in Hudson, New Hampshire from 1975 to 1978. Mr. Jonas has also previously held positions on the boards of Simmons College, the Boston Ballet, and the Humphrey Companies. Mr. Jonas has extensive experience as a chief financial officer, risk manager, and director at Fidelity and also serves as the Company’s Lead Independent Director.
About CYS Investments, Inc.
CYS Investments, Inc., a specialty finance company, invests in residential mortgage pass-through certificates in the United States. It primarily purchases Agency residential mortgage backed securities that are issued, and the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation; and debt securities issued by the United States Department of Treasury. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. The company was formerly known as Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc. and changed its name to CYS Investments, Inc. in September 2011. CYS Investments, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
- CYS Investments, Inc., 500 Totten Pond Road, Waltham 02451, United States