Executive Biographies

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Robert I. Toll
Executive Chairman of the Board
Douglas C. Yearley, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Richard T. Hartman
President and Chief Operating Officer
Martin P. Connor
Chief Financial Officer

Robert Toll

Robert I. Toll: Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert I. Toll is Executive Chairman of Toll Brothers, Inc., the leading builder of luxury homes. Toll Brothers, founded in 1967, develops residential communities in 19 states.

Bob Toll was named CEO of the Year by Builder Magazine in 2005. In 2007, 2008, and 2009 Institutional Investor magazine named him the Best CEO in the Homebuilders & Building Products industry.

Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cornell University in 1963, and his LLB degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1966. He was named Cornell Entrepreneur of the year in 2005.

Bob and his wife reside in Miami Beach, Florida. They have five children and ten grandchildren. In addition to his dedication to family and business, he is an avid skier, tennis player, sailor, and golfer. Bob is also devoted to numerous nonprofits. He and his wife are especially dedicated to Seeds of Peace, a camp in Maine that brings Arab, Israeli, Indian, and Pakistani teenagers together to understand the face of the enemy and become friends while dealing with conflict resolution.

In 1990, the Tolls sponsored 58 third graders in a program called Say Yes to Education, which was affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. They guaranteed a college education to the 58 students and provided counseling, instructional aid and summer programs. An unprecedented number of the students graduated from high school and college and are now at work, college or graduate school.

Bob has been a long-time fundraiser for the American Red Cross and now the American Cancer Society. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Cornell Real Estate Council, Seeds of Peace, and Beth Shalom Synagogue. Bob was a member of the Democratic National Finance Committee, and served on the Business Board of the Department of Defense; he is currently a member of the Board of Overseers at University of Pennsylvania Law School. Previously he was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, where he established the Albert & Sylvia Toll Scholarship Foundation. Bob is also on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera.


Doug Yearley

Douglas C. Yearley, Jr.: Chief Executive Officer and Director

Doug Yearley joined Toll Brothers in 1990 and has held various management positions over the past 23 years. He initially specialized in land acquisitions and project management, learning the home building business from the ground up. He then helped oversee the substantial growth of the company through new market expansion and builder acquisitions. He has been an officer since 1994, holding the position of Vice President from January 1994 until January 2002, Senior Vice President from January 2002 until November 2005 and Regional President from November 2005 until November 2009, where he managed home building operations in nine markets throughout the country, oversaw the creation of the Toll Brothers City Living brand and managed the company's outstanding Marketing Department. In November 2009, Doug was promoted to Executive Vice President, and then to Chief Executive Officer in June 2010. He also became a member of the Board of Directors at that time. Prior to joining Toll Brothers, Doug was an attorney at Archer & Greiner, a major New Jersey law firm, where he specialized in commercial litigation.

Doug received a B.S. from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Business Management in 1982 and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School in 1986.

Doug resides in Pennsylvania and has five children. He enjoys golf, tennis, skiing and travel. He is Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Cancer Society's CEO's Against Cancer and is actively involved in the Yearley Family Foundation, which supports many charities assisting underprivileged children through education.


Rick Hartman

Richard T. Hartman: President and Chief Operating Officer

Rick Hartman began his career with Toll Brothers, Inc. in 1980. He joined one year after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Spring Garden College. Rick started as a manager in the Purchasing Department then served as Corporate Standards Administrator. From 1987 to 1989 he served as a Project Manager, and then as a Senior Project Manager focused on communities in New Jersey. In 1994 he became Vice President and took on additional oversight of Toll's homebuilding operations.

In 2002 Rick was promoted to Senior Vice President before being named Regional President in 2005. As Regional President, Rick has managed homebuilding operations across multiple markets in Toll's Western, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions with peak revenues of over $1 billion. Rick was instrumental in launching Toll Brothers' Active Adult product line and leading Toll's entry into the New York City market with the introduction of the Toll City Living brand there. Rick was also responsible for the start-up of Westminster Security, the home-alarm monitoring business. Rick was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President in January 2012, where he was given charge of all homebuilding operations. In January of 2013 he was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.


Martin Connor

Martin P. Connor: Chief Financial Officer

Marty spent more than 20 years at Ernst & Young serving large public Real Estate and Insurance clients as an Audit and Advisory Business Services Partner. While at Ernst & Young, Marty was responsible for the Real Estate Practice in the Philadelphia marketplace and served as the audit partner on Toll Brothers for seven years. During this time he became very familiar with Toll���s operations, accounting, management and Board of Directors. He assisted the Company in debt and equity raises, SEC filings, evaluation of complex accounting matters and due diligence and structuring of acquisitions and investments. After leaving Ernst & Young, Marty served as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations for a $4 billion, diversified commercial real estate development company in the Mid-Atlantic region from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining Toll Brothers in late 2008, Marty founded and operated a successful finance and accounting consulting practice.

Marty is very active in community and civic organizations. He was Co-Chair of the 2011 Philadelphia Light the Night Walk for the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, currently serves as a board member of the Radnor Educational Foundation and is a frequent coach and administrator for youth sports. Marty is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, a Certified Public Accountant, and resides in Bryn Mawr, PA with his wife Regina, and their four children.