Independent Director


B.A. in Economics, Lake Forest College
M.B.A., John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University


Douglas Rubenstein is an independent director on the board of directors for CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. Mr. Rubenstein has served as Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Markets and Business Strategy for Benjamin F. Edwards & Company, Inc., a private, full-service broker-dealer, since June 2012. From 2007 to June 2012, he held various positions in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., or Stifel, including Managing Director from 2007 to August 2008, Co-Group Head from August 2008 to December 2008 and Managing Director and Group Head from January 2009 to June 2012. From 1985 to 2007, he served in a variety of roles in the Capital Markets Division of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., a U.S.-based financial services company that was acquired by Wachovia Corporation (now Wells Fargo & Company) in 2007, and was promoted from Analyst ultimately to Managing Director and Real Estate Group Coordinator. Mr. Rubenstein currently serves as a trustee at Whitfield School and previously served as a board member and Chairman of Life Skills, a non-profit organization, for 16 years. He holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses and was formerly a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT.