Senior Leadership Team
Dave has more than three decades of timber industry experience, and today serves as Chief Executive Officer. Dave joined Rayonier in June 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, and shortly thereafter assumed the additional role of President and CEO following Rayonier’s spin-off of its Performance Fibers business. Prior to joining Rayonier, he served as President and CEO of Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management from 2002 to 2014. He joined Pope Resources in 1997 as director of portfolio management, working with third-party investors and timberland owners to develop and manage timberland investment portfolios. The following year, he was named Vice President of Portfolio Development, and then served two years as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Portfolio Development before being named President and COO in 2000. Previously, Dave spent nine years with Weyerhaeuser Company, joining the organization in 1988 as a business analyst and advancing through a number of leadership roles to become Director of Corporate Strategic Planning. During his time with Weyerhaeuser, he gained extensive experience involving export log sales and marketing, timberland acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and capital planning. Dave began his career in the forest products industry in 1979 with the Seattle-Snohomish Mill Company where he worked in both sawmill operations and lumber sales capacities.
Dave serves as a Trustee on the Pomona College Board of Trustees.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pomona College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Mark was appointed President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2023, having previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining Rayonier in December 2014. Mark has over 20 years of experience in finance and capital markets, focused primarily on the forest products and REIT sectors. He joined Rayonier from Raymond James, where he served as Managing Director in the firm’s Real Estate Investment Banking group, responsible for the firm’s timberland and agriculture sector coverage. Prior to Raymond James, Mark worked in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse in New York and Los Angeles from 2000 to 2008, focused on the paper and forest products sectors. Throughout his career, Mark has provided a wide range of strategic and financial counsel to various publicly traded paper, forest products, and real estate companies.
Mark holds a B.S.B.A in Finance from the University of Central Florida and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Doug was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Resource Officer in January 2023. In this position, Doug oversees Rayonier’s global forestry operations, as well as emerging business opportunities associated with nature-based solutions. Doug joined Rayonier in 1995 as a GIS Forestry Analyst and has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility within the forestry division. From 2003 to 2007, he was a Forest Services Manager and a Regional Manager in Rayonier’s New Zealand operations. In 2007, he returned to the U.S., where he served as the Southwest Resource Unit Leader in Lufkin, Texas. In March 2014, Doug was promoted to Director, Atlantic Region, U.S. Forest Resources responsible for all land management, resource development, and timber marketing operations within the region. In November 2014, he was promoted to Vice President, U.S. Forest Operations responsible for all forestry operations in the U.S., and in February 2018, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Forest Resources responsible for Rayonier’s forestry operations in both the U.S. and New Zealand.
Doug holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida.
Chris is a veteran real estate executive with more than three decades of experience in mixed-use, master planned community development. Chris joined Rayonier in July of 2013 as Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development and President of Raydient LLC. Prior to joining Rayonier, he was Executive Vice President, Buildings and Places for AECOM, a global provider of technical and management support services, including real estate planning and development. Chris previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of The St. Joe Company. He was also a key project leader for Disney, playing a significant role in developing the Town of Celebration, Florida. Chris is also a former member of the Florida House of Representatives.
Chris presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida, as President of the University of Florida Athletic Association Inc., as the Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of 100 Inc., and on the Board of Directors of the Property and Environment Research Center Inc.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and has completed programs at the Harvard Real Estate Institute and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
In March 2023, Mark was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He was previously promoted to Vice President and General Counsel in June 2014, and shortly thereafter, assumed the additional role of Corporate Secretary. He joined Rayonier in 2006 as Associate General Counsel for Performance Fibers. In 2009, he became Associate General Counsel for Timber and Real Estate, and in 2012 was promoted to Assistant General Counsel for Land Resources. Prior to joining Rayonier, Mark served as counsel for six years at Siemens Corporation, where he acted as a business unit general counsel for a variety of manufacturing, services and software related Siemens subsidiaries in the United States. Previously, he served five years as an associate with the international law firms of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson. From 1993 to 1995, Mark served as a law clerk to the Hon. Julie E. Carnes in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Authorized House Counsel by the Florida Bar. Mark holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Central Florida, and both an MBA and JD from Emory University.
Shelby was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology in March 2023. She was appointed Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology in October 2015, after serving as Vice President, Human Resources since July 2014. She joined Rayonier in November 2003 as Manager, Compensation and became Director, Compensation and Employee Services in 2006. She was named Director, Compensation, Benefits and Employee Services in July 2009 before being promoted to her current position. Prior to joining Rayonier, she held human resources positions with CSX Corporation and Barnett Bank.
Shelby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Rhett was appointed Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management in March 2023, having previously served as Vice President, Portfolio Management since February 2017. In this position, he oversees Rayonier’s land acquisition and disposition activities, rural and HBU land sales, and land information services. He joined Rayonier in 2001 as a District Technical Forester and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Timberland Acquisitions Supervisor in Hoquiam, Washington. In 2007, he was promoted to Resource Unit Leader of Rayonier’s Coastal Resource Unit based in Yulee, Florida. Rhett served as Director, Land Asset Management from August 2014 until February 2017.
Rhett holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University, and both an MBA and an MS in Forest Resources from Mississippi State University.
Board of Directors
Mr. Fraser has been President of consulting firm Sackett Partners since 2000. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Fraser served as Managing Director and Group Executive, Global Oil and Gas, for Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase & Co.). From 1978 to 1995, he held various positions of increasing responsibility with Lazard Freres & Co., most recently as General Partner. Mr. Fraser is a director of Subsea 7 S.A., OCI N.V., and Fleet Topco Limited, the private holding company of Argus Media Ltd.
With substantial experience in debt and equity markets, bank markets, mergers and acquisitions, and risk oversight, Mr. Fraser contributes strongly to the Board’s oversight of the Company’s overall financial performance, reporting, and controls.
Dave joined Rayonier in June 2014 as Chief Operating Officer and shortly thereafter assumed the additional role of President and Chief Executive Officer following Rayonier’s spin-off of its Performance Fibers business. Mr. Nunes has more than three decades of timber industry experience. Prior to joining Rayonier, he served as President and CEO of Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management from 2002 to 2014. He joined Pope Resources in 1997 as director of portfolio management, working with third-party investors and timberland owners to develop and manage timberland investment portfolios. The following year, he was named Vice President of Portfolio Development, and then served two years as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Portfolio Development before being named President and COO in 2000. Previously, Mr. Nunes spent nine years with Weyerhaeuser Company, joining the organization in 1988 as a business analyst and advancing through a number of leadership roles to become Director of Corporate Strategic Planning. During his time with Weyerhaeuser, he gained extensive experience involving export log sales and marketing, timberland acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and capital planning. Dave began his career in the forest products industry in 1979 with the Seattle-Snohomish Mill Company where he worked in both sawmill operations and lumber sales capacities.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pomona College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Bass is currently CEO of Mattamy Homes US, the largest private homebuilder in North America, and managing partner of private equity and consulting firm Mill Creek Capital LLC. Previously, Mr. Bass was President and Chief Executive Officer at WCI Communities, Inc. until its sale to Lennar in February 2017. Mr. Bass joined WCI Communities, Inc. in 2012. He served as President of Pinnacle Land Advisors, FL from 2011 to 2012. Prior to forming Pinnacle Land Advisors, Mr. Bass served in senior executive positions with The Ryland Group from 2003 to 2011. From 1986 to 2003, Mr. Bass served in roles of increasing responsibility with Ryan Homes;, Renaissance Home, and Taylor Woodrow Communities. Since 2015, Mr. Bass has served as a Director for Xenia Hotels and Resorts. He received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Mr. Bass has extensive expertise in the real estate industry. He has led organizations as large as $1 billion in annual revenue, built lean operations, and created long-term operational roadmaps to position companies to thrive in any market climate. Mr. Bass brings a broad real estate perspective to the Board’s evaluation of investment opportunities and the Company’s real estate businesses.
Mr. Gonsalves is an Advisory Partner at Integrated Capital, a leading, hotel-focused, private real estate advisory and investment firm. Prior to joining Integrated Capital, Mr. Gonsalves worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for more than 20 years, most recently as the Partner responsible for Goldman’s Real Estate Mergers and Acquisitions Business. In additon to his responsibilites in Goldman's Real Estate Group, he was also a Managing Director in their Mergers Leadership Group. Mr. Gonsalves currently serves on the public Boards of the investment bank Cowen Inc. and the real estate REIT RREEF Property Trust, Inc. and recently served as Chairman of the Board of Cedar Realty Trust, a grocery-anchored, publicly traded REIT, until its sale in 2002. He also serves on the private Boards of POP Tracker LLC and RREEF America REIT II, Inc. and is the Chairman of the Board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, having been a Jackie Robinson Scholarship recipient himself while pursuing his undergraduate degree. Mr. Gonsalves earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 1989 and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard University in 1993.
Mr. Gonsalves brings substantial experience and expertise in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries, with particular expertise in the REIT sector.
Mr. Jones has been President of forest investment firm Forest Capital Partners since 2000. Prior to joining Forest Capital Partners, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at Timberland Growth Corporation, a timberland REIT joint venture, from 1998 to 2000 and Director, Business Development and Acquisitions, at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company from 1988 to 1998. He holds an undergraduate degree from Elizabethtown College, a Masters of Forestry from Duke University, and a Masters of Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
With significant expertise in forest management, technology and innovations, as well as forest and real estate investments, Mr. Jones is particularly well suited to assist the Board in its investment decisions and in overseeing the management of Rayonier’s forest resources and real estate businesses.
Ann C. Nelson retired as a partner at KPMG LLP in 2019. In her 37-year career (25 as an audit partner) in public accounting at KPMG, she served as the lead audit partner on numerous public company engagements operating across different industries including forest products (REITs, timber/timberlands, pulp, paper, packaging and wood products), other manufacturing, transportation and retail. She worked directly with boards of directors and audit committees of these companies on audits of financial statements and internal controls, numerous registration statements and assistance with a variety of mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. In addition to her experience as a lead audit partner, Ms. Nelson held a variety of operating leadership positions at KPMG in the Pacific Northwest. In these roles she was responsible for establishing market strategy, driving operating results, and numerous aspects of HR including recruiting, talent management, leadership development and succession planning. Ms. Nelson brings expertise to the board in the areas of auditing, accounting and financial reporting, internal controls and corporate governance. In addition, she has direct Board experience by way of the Boise Chamber of Commerce (Chairman of Board and past Treasurer/Audit Committee chair over and eight year period.) Ms. Nelson has also served on the Port of Portland as a Commissioner (governor appointed) as well as a variety of other boards. She was also a Senior Partner in KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute (ACI) national training group.
Mr. Rivers is currently part time Director of Alternative Fuel Origination at Drax Group (UK FTSE listed energy business that consumes over 7 million tons of wood pellets per annum - the majority sourced from the southern USA). From 2017 to 2020 he was (part time) Group Special Advisor. He was an Executive Director and member of Excom with Drax from 2011 until 2017, first as Director of Fuel Procurement and from 2015 as Director of Corporate Affairs. He was also Executive Chairman of the upstream supply business in the USA, Drax Biomass International, from 2011 until 2106.
Mr. Rivers also served as a Director of the US Industrial Pellet Association for two years ending in 2016. He was previously Director, Energy Biomass and Director, Overseas Wood & Biomass Sourcing with UPM-Kymmene, Finland for two years ending in 2011. Prior roles include a 3-year period as Managing Director of Forestal Oriental, based in Uruguay with responsibility for plantation management and wood supply for the start-up of the Fray Bentos pulp mill. Until 2006 he was Managing Director of Tilhill, the UK's largest private forest management and timber harvesting business.
He has an Honours degree in forestry from Aberdeen University and an M.B.A. from Strathclyde in Scotland, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and a Member of the Society of Chartered Environmentalists.
Mr. Rivers brings international experience in forest management, timber markets, biomass supply chain development, energy and forest related sustainability, public affairs and communications experience.
Ms. Martin is the Managing Partner of Martin Farm and Vice President of the Albemarle Corporation (family businesses with interests in agriculture and timberland), positions she has held since 1990. She also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2007 until 2008. Ms. Martin is a Director of Truxton Trust, a private bank in Nashville, Tennessee, a Director and past Chairman of the Public Affairs Research Counsel of Alabama, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Farm Foundation and a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Cotton Board. Ms. Martin also serves as Board Chairman, Servico, Inc., a cotton ginning and warehousing company in Courtland, Alabama. Prior to returning to run her family’s farm, Ms. Martin was an Associate with Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C., specializing in commercial real estate appraisal. She was a 2012 Eisenhower Fellow. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.
Ms. Martin has direct operating experience in the land-based businesses of agriculture and timberland management, particularly in the Southeastern United States, together with an understanding of national and regional financial markets. Ms. Martin adds substantial value to Board discussions regarding our forest resources business and overall economic forces and trends impacting the Company.
Ms. Moore founded Watershed Asset Management, LLC, a San Francisco-based alternative asset management company, in 2002, and she is currently the Senior Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer. Watershed returned client capital in 2017 and has since managed firm capital. Prior to founding Watershed, Ms. Moore was Partner and Portfolio Manager of Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. Prior to Farallon, she worked in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers and was a corporate law associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, both in New York.
In addition to Rayonier, Ms. Moore serves on the board of Blackrock Capital Investment Corporation, where she sits on the audit and compensation/governance committees (2017 - present). She is also an advisory director for Fiduciary Counseling, Inc., a private investment manager (2018 – present). From April 2019 to June 2020, Ms. Moore served on the boards of PG&E Corporation and its utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where she chaired the Compensation Committee and the Ad Hoc Restructuring and Real Estate Committees and served on the Nominating and Governance and Finance Committees. Ms. Moore also served on the Board of NextGen Climate America, a climate policy non-profit, from 2014 to 2021.
Ms. Moore has more than 25 years of principal investing experience in public and private equity and debt, real estate and other complex assets and financings. She has served on several public company boards in the real estate, finance, and utilities industries. Ms. Moore has also served on or chaired audit, compensation, and nominating and governance committees.
Ms. Moore received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado and her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School
Mr. Wiltshire is a Managing Partner at Folium Capital LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, and is engaged in management and governance of private forest and farming companies with operations in New Zealand. In 2015, Mr. Wiltshire retired as Managing Director and Head of Alternative Assets at the Harvard Management Company (the investment management company that is responsible for managing Harvard University’s endowment and related financial assets). Mr. Wiltshire joined Harvard Management Company in 2001, and previously served in the positions of Managing Director of Natural Resources and Director of Timberland Investments. From 1998 to 2001, he was a senior manager at GMO Renewable Resources LLC (a global investment management company). Prior to such time, Mr. Wiltshire was employed by Rayonier New Zealand Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Wiltshire began his career with the New Zealand Forest Service in a variety of planning and management roles in natural and plantation forests. He received a bachelor’s degree in Forestry Science from Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, and an MBA from the Advanced Business Program at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. In 2020, Mr Wiltshire became an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.
With his extensive expertise in the areas of managing and investing in forestry, timberlands, real estate and natural resources, Mr. Wiltshire brings a valuable perspective to the Board’s evaluation of investment opportunities and oversight of Rayonier’s forest resources and real estate businesses.
|Audit||Compensation and Management Development||Nominating and Corporate Governance|
|Keith E. Bass||Compensation and Management Development|
|Dod A. Fraser||Audit||Compensation and Management Development|
|Gregg A. Gonsalves||Audit||Compensation and Management Development|
|Scott R. Jones||Compensation and Management Development||Nominating and Corporate Governance|
|V. Larkin Martin||Compensation and Management Development||Nominating and Corporate Governance|
|Meridee A. Moore||Audit||Nominating and Corporate Governance|
|Ann C. Nelson||Audit||Compensation and Management Development|
|Matthew J. Rivers||Audit||Nominating and Corporate Governance|
|Andrew G. Wiltshire||Audit||Nominating and Corporate Governance|