Mr. Augustine spent most of his career in structured finance beginning in 1985 at Salomon Brothers during the developmental phase of the mortgage-backed securities market. From 1996 until 2007, Mr. Augustine built the securities business at NationsBank, now Bank of America, where he ran sales, trading and research for structured products. Between 2009 and 2011, Mr. Augustine served as Head of Structured Product and Credit Portfolio Management at Swiss RE Insurance Asset Management where he was primarily responsible for oversight of residential and commercial mortgage-related products. Most recently, he served as founder of Meridian Enterprises where he built, owned and operated Planet Fitness franchises before selling to a private equity firm in 2019. Mr. Augustine holds a BA in Economics from Duquesne University and an MBA from Emory University.