Byron L. Boston

Byron L. Boston

Chairman and CEO
Dynex Capital, Inc.

Byron L. Boston serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed to the role of Chairman in December 2023. Mr. Boston joined the Board in 2012 and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Company since January 1, 2014. He was the President of the Company from March 1, 2012, to December 18, 2020, and has held the position of Chief Investment Officer since April 2008.

Committed to giving back, Byron is on multiple boards in advisory and leadership capacities including Mortgage Bankers Association and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) Advisory Board of Governors representing the industry on a national level. He also serves on the board of the Salzburg Global Seminar where he has served as the Chair of the Investment Committee and the Chair of the Finance Committee.

Byron is a well-respected business leader and investment professional with an extensive background in U.S. real estate finance, asset management/investment banking, and fixed-income capital markets. Byron’s career in banking represents an exceptional foundation upon which he now leads the Company. He oversees all strategy and operations while fostering relationships with stakeholders, shareholders, and creditors. He leads the day to day strategic and tactical decisions that have resulted in long term net gains and significant economic return for investors.

Byron’s career includes building two successful public companies. He started in corporate banking with focus on direct corporate loans and bond issuances. Unparalleled training and experience with mortgage-backed securities and bond trading were gained while with Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers. Recruited by Freddie Mac, he developed and led the initial investment plan to grow their retained portfolio. Following those successes, Byron launched Sunset Financial Resources, a mortgage Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) specializing in high-quality residential and commercial loans and securities.

He holds an A.B. in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA with emphasis in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he was also a member of the Director’s Consortium.

Byron’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his experience gained as our Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer and President (from March 2012 until December 2020). In addition, he has substantial experience investing in and managing portfolios of mortgage assets gained in his years at Freddie Mac Corporation, Sunset Financial and various large financial institutions. He also has substantial experience in debt and equity capital markets. His participation on the board of directors of Salzburg, and the NAREIT Advisory Board exposes him to important developments in housing finance and global regulation of financial institutions and financial services firms. These experiences allow Byron to offer a different perspective on the Company’s current and future business operations regarding investments, which is a valuable resource for our Board.