Corporate Governance

Radian is committed to the integrity of our business and culture and seeks to share its best practices with investors, analysts, clients and the media. This section provides access to Guidelines of Corporate Governance, Board committee charters and our Code of Conduct and Ethics for Radian employees and directors. We also provide a downloadable, printable version (PDF) of all of the guidelines and charters. If you don't have Adobe® Reader®, you can download it.


Radian's Board of Directors

Interested persons can contact the members of Radian's Board of Directors by sending an e-mail message to directors@radian.biz. In addition, interested persons may write to the Non-Executive Chairman, Radian Group Inc., 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, or to Radian's General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Responsibility Officer at the same address.


Herbert Wender

Chairman, Radian Group Inc.

Mr. Wender has served as non-executive Chairman of our board of directors since May 2005. He also previously served in this role from August 1992 to May 1999 and as Lead Director from May 1999 until his current appointment. Mr. Wender served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Radian Guaranty Inc., our principal mortgage insurance subsidiary ("Radian Guaranty"), from June 1983 until July 1992. Between 1998 and 2001, Mr. Wender also served as a director and Vice Chairman of LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., a title insurance company. Before that, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of LandAmerica Financial Group's predecessor, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. He has been a director of Radian since July 1992. Mr. Wender's extensive leadership experience on our board of directors, his intimate familiarity with Radian, his prior management experience as Chief Executive Officer of our mortgage insurance subsidiary and his industry experience give him the expertise, skills and judgment to serve as a director and non-executive Chairman. Under Mr. Wender's guidance, our board of directors oversaw our navigation through the recent turbulent economic environment with a thoughtful, measured approach that we believe has positioned Radian well for the future. Age: .

Return to top

David C. Carney

Chairman, ImageMax, Inc.

Mr. Carney has served as President of Carney Consulting since March 1995. He served as Executive Vice President of Jefferson Health Systems, the parent company of a regional network of health care providers, from October 1996 until May 1999. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of CoreStates Financial Corp, a banking and financial services holding company. Mr. Carney is a Certified Public Accountant and served as Philadelphia Area Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP from 1980 through 1991. Mr. Carney served as Chairman of the Board of ImageMax, Inc., a provider of outsourced document management solutions, from 1999 through 2003. Mr. Carney currently serves as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange, a major property and casualty insurer. He also serves as a director of AAA Mid-Atlantic, Inc. and AAA Club Partners. He has been a director of Radian since November 1992. Mr. Carney's service as a director of Radian gives him significant knowledge of Radian, its history and its businesses. Mr. Carney's experience as a CPA, as managing partner of the Philadelphia area offices of one of the "big four" nationally recognized accounting firms, and as a Chief Financial Officer of a large, publicly-traded financial institution give him particular financial expertise and management experience relevant to his qualifications as a director and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of our board of directors. In addition, Mr. Carney's consulting experience and service on other boards of directors give him a broad perspective and insight on effectively running and advising a business. Age .

Radian Committees: Audit (Chair), Credit, Governance

Return to top

Howard B. Culang

President, Laurel Corporation

Mr. Culang served as President of Laurel Corporation, a financial services firm, from January 1996 through December 2011. Mr. Culang was a Managing Member of JH Capital Management LLC, a management company for a private equity fund, from July 1998 to December 2010, and of Cognitive Capital Management LLC, a management company for a fund of hedge funds, from April 2001 to December 2005. In the past, he has served as Vice Chairman of Residential Services Corporation of America, the holding company for Prudential Home Mortgage, Lender's Service, Inc. and Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, and as a Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Prudential Home Mortgage Company, where he worked from November 1985 to December 2005. Mr. Culang also held a number of senior management positions with Citibank, N.A., including as a Senior Credit Officer. Mr. Culang currently serves as a director of ioSemantics LLC, a software company. He has been a director of Radian since June 1999. Mr. Culang's service as a director of Radian gives him significant knowledge of Radian, its history and its businesses. In addition, his significant management experience in the mortgage and financial services industries gives him valuable expertise and a broad understanding of the mortgage business. These experiences are particularly relevant in Mr. Culang's role as Chairman of the Credit Committee of our board of directors. Age: .

Radian Committees: Credit (Chair), Compensation and Human Resources, Governance

Return to top

Lisa W. Hess

President and Managing Partner of SkyTop Capital Management LLC

Ms. Hess has been President and Managing Partner of SkyTop Capital Management LLC, an investment fund, since October 2010. From October 2002 to December 2008, she was the Chief Investment Officer of Loews Corporation, a diversified holding company, where she was responsible for managing approximately $50 billion in assets. Ms. Hess was a Founding Partner of Zesiger Capital Group, a diversified money manager, and also has held positions at First Boston Corporation, Odyssey Partners and Goldman, Sachs & Co. and has served on the U.S. Treasury Debt Advisory Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Investors Advisory Committee. Since June 2009, Ms. Hess has been a Trustee of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), serving on the investment, real estate, customers and products and corporate governance committees. She was appointed as a director of Radian in February 2011. Ms. Hess's extensive experience managing financial assets, including in her current role with SkyTop Capital Management LLC, as a chief investment officer of Loews Corporation, and as a member of various investment and advisory committees, gives her a broad range of expertise with respect to investments and the capital markets that is particularly beneficial to the board and its Finance and Investment Committee. Her current position as President and Managing Partner of SkyTop Capital Management LLC brings a current, day-to-day business perspective that is valuable in enhancing board oversight during today's challenging operating environment. In addition, her experience serving on the corporate governance committee at TIAA brings an added perspective and insight to the board's consideration of corporate governance issues and the concerns of institutional shareholders. Age: .

Radian Committees: Finance and Investment (Chair) and Compensation and Human Resources

Return to top

Stephen T. Hopkins

President, Hopkins and Company LLC

Mr. Hopkins is President of Hopkins and Company LLC, a management consulting business he formed in February 1999. From 1976 to January 1999, he held a number of managerial positions with Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, a government sponsored enterprise that purchases and securitizes qualified mortgage loans, serving as Senior Vice President and National Sales Director from April 1994 through August 1998. He has been a director of Radian since June 1999. Mr. Hopkins' service as a director of Radian gives him significant knowledge of Radian, its history and its businesses. Additionally, Mr. Hopkins' experience of more than 20 years with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation gives him specialized insight into the home mortgage industry and the role of government sponsored enterprises within the industry. Because Radian works closely on a regular basis with such government sponsored enterprises, Mr. Hopkins' experience is especially valuable in this regard. Having served as an executive officer, he has broad general management experience and expertise to apply to many aspects of Radian's business, including in his role as Chairman of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of our board of directors. Age: .

Radian Committees: Compensation and Human Resources (Chair), Governance, Finance and Investment

Return to top

Brian D. Montgomery

Chairman of The Collingwood Group, LLC

Mr. Montgomery serves as Chairman of The Collingwood Group, LLC ("Collingwood"), a business consulting firm that provides advice to corporate leadership on a range of issues within the financial services and mortgage banking industries. Prior to joining Collingwood in August 2009, Mr. Montgomery served as the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration ("FHA") within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from June 2005 to July 2009. Before serving as Commissioner of the FHA, from January 2003 to April 2005, Mr. Montgomery served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, as well as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance. Mr. Montgomery was Chairman of the Hope for Homeowners Oversight Board from 2008 to 2009 and served as a board member of the Federal Housing Finance Board from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Montgomery brings with him a significant understanding of the mortgage industry, a deep knowledge of federal housing policies and significant experience in the federal regulation of housing. We expect that this expertise will be extremely valuable in helping to guide the Company through the regulatory and legislative challenges that it is currently facing. Age: .

Radian Committees: Audit and Credit

Return to top

Gaetano J. Muzio

Co-founder of Ocean Gate Capital Management, LP

Mr. Muzio is the co-founder of Ocean Gate Capital Management, LP, an investment fund. For 27 years prior to founding Ocean Gate, Mr. Muzio worked at Goldman Sachs in various positions, including serving as a Managing Director from 1996 until 2004. In 1986, he became the first Global Mortgage and Asset Backed Sales Manager responsible for creating the sales team and strategy and was also one of the founding members of Goldman's Mortgage and Asset Backed Department. In 1990, he became a general partner and Co-Head of the Mortgage Department, with responsibilities for overseeing trading, risk management, sales, research, structured finance and compliance for the department. Mr. Muzio brings to the board a broad understanding of the mortgage industry. In addition, his significant experience in finance, risk management and corporate governance and strategy gives him extensive expertise in several areas that the board expects to be valuable. Age: .

Radian Committees: Finance and Investment, Compensation and Human Resources

Return to top

Gregory V. Serio

Partner at Park Strategies, LLC

Mr. Serio has served as a partner with Park Strategies, LLC, a management and government relations consulting firm, since January 2005. He currently serves as the head of Park Strategies' risk and insurance management practice group. Prior to joining Park Strategies, Mr. Serio served as Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New York from May 2001 to January 2005. Before serving as Superintendent, from January 1995 until his appointment as Superintendent in 2001, Mr. Serio served as First Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel of the New York Insurance Department. Mr. Serio also has served as the Chairman of the Government Affairs Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and as a member of and NAIC representative on the Financial Services and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee of the United States Treasury. Mr. Serio brings to the board extensive knowledge and experience in the insurance industry. His in-depth understanding of insurance regulatory matters, combined with his risk management experience and expertise, is expected to further strengthen the board's oversight and perspective in these areas. Age: .

Radian Committees: Governance (Chair) and Audit

Return to top

Noel J. Spiegel

Retired Partner with Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Mr. Spiegel was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he practiced from September 1969 until May 2010. In his over 40 year career at Deloitte, he has served in numerous management positions, including as Deputy Managing Partner; member of Deloitte's Executive Committee; Managing Partner of Deloitte's Transaction Assurance practice, Global Offerings and IFRS practice and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice (Northeast Region); and as Partner-in-Charge of Audit Operations in Deloitte's New York Office. Mr. Spiegel currently serves on the board of directors of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. He was appointed as a director of Radian in February 2011. Mr. Spiegel's significant prior service as a partner at Deloitte provides him with a depth of experience in management, financial reporting, risk management, and public accounting and finance that is of significant value to the board and its Audit Committee. In addition, his work with many public companies as an independent auditor provides him with a unique perspective and depth of insight with respect to corporate governance, board leadership and corporate strategy. Age: .


Radian Committees: Audit, Credit, Finance and Investment

Return to top

Richard G. Thornberry

Chief Executive Officer, Radian Group Inc.

Mr. Thornberry has served as Radian’s Chief Executive Officer since March 2017. Before joining Radian, from 2006 until 2016, Mr. Thornberry served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NexSpring Group, LLC (“NexSpring Group”), a company that he co-founded in 2006. NexSpring Group provides mortgage industry advisory and technology services to private equity investors, mortgage lenders, financial institutions, mortgage investors and other mortgage industry participants. Mr. Thornberry also has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NexSpring Financial, LLC, an early stage fintech company that he co-founded to focus on improving the overall value proposition for all participants in a residential mortgage origination transaction. Prior to founding NexSpring Group, from 1999 until 2005 Mr. Thornberry served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexstar Financial Corporation, an end-to-end mortgage business process outsourcing firm, which he co-founded in 1999 and sold to MBNA Home Finance in 2005. Mr. Thornberry has also held executive positions with MBNA Home Finance from 2005 until 2006, Citicorp Mortgage Inc. from 1996 until 1998 and Residential Services Corporation of America/Prudential Home Mortgage Company from 1987 until 1996. Mr. Thornberry began his career as a certified public accountant at Deloitte where he primarily worked with financial services clients and entrepreneurial businesses. He has been a director of Radian since March 2017.

Mr. Thornberry was elected to the board of directors in conjunction with his appointment as our Chief Executive Officer following an extensive search overseen by a special committee of the board of directors. Mr. Thornberry’s broad understanding of the mortgage finance industry and experience leading innovative mortgage industry businesses gives him a unique perspective and set of skills to contribute to the Company and the board of directors. Age: .

Return to top