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
Frederick N. Cooper
Senior Vice President
Finance, International Development and Investor Relations
John K. McDonald
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Michael I. Snyder
Secretary and Chief Planning Officer
Kira Sterling
Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Toll

Robert I. Toll Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert I. Toll is Executive Chairman of Toll Brothers, Inc. Bob Toll, with his brother Bruce E. Toll, founded Toll Brothers in 1967. Bob served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board from 1967 until June 2010 when he assumed the position of Executive Chairman of the Board.

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 is devoted to numerous nonprofits, including Seeds of Peace, an organization that brings together youth and educators from areas of conflict in the world to its camp in Maine. Bob has been a long-time fundraiser for the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Cornell Real Estate Council, Seeds of Peace, and Beth Sholom 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 emeritus 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.

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


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 27 years. He initially specialized in land acquisitions and project management, learning the home building business from the ground up. He then helped oversee our substantial growth 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, when he managed home building operations in nine markets throughout the country, oversaw the creation of our Toll Brothers City Living brand, and managed our 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.

Doug 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.

Doug received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Business Management and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School.


Rick Hartman

Richard T. Hartman President and Chief Operating Officer

Rick Hartman began his career with Toll Brothers, Inc. in 1980. He started as a manager in the Purchasing department and then served as Corporate Standards Administrator Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Vice President, and Senior Vice President of the Company.

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

Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Spring Garden College.


Martin Connor

Martin P. Connor Chief Financial Officer

Marty Connor joined Toll Brothers in 2008 and has been our Chief Financial Officer since 2010. As CFO, Marty has direct responsibility for oversight of our Accounting, Finance, Tax, Investor Relations, Internal Audit, Mortgage, and Information Technology departments. He has helped orchestrate more than $5 billion in capital markets activity for the Company, our entry into the Seattle market, and the acquisition of Shapell Homes, the largest acquisition in the Company's history.

Prior to joining Toll Brothers, Marty spent more than 20 years at Ernst & Young LLP, 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 market. 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.

Marty has been named twice as the Best CFO in the Homebuilding & Building Products industry by Institutional Investor magazine and is a frequent university and industry speaker. He is also very active in community and civic organizations.

Marty received a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Fred Cooper

Frederick N. Cooper Senior Vice President
Finance, International Development and Investor Relations

Fred Cooper joined Toll Brothers in 1993 to establish its Finance and Investor Relations departments. As the Company's in-house investment bank, the team he leads is responsible for our capital markets and investor relations activities as well as our partnering relationships with major U.S. and international institutions. Since formation, his group has raised over $15 billion from banks, the public capital markets, and institutional partners. In addition to capital raising, his group advises on complex project structuring, joint ventures, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and major property acquisitions. Fred has been financial point for our expansion into Toll Brothers City Living and Toll Brothers Apartment Living, as well as several other new start-up initiatives.

From 1989 to 1993, Fred was Director of Corporate Finance and Planning at DKM Properties Corp., the real estate arm of a Forbes 50 private company. From 1984 to 1989, he was Senior Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of the NYC Financial Services Corporation, New York City's economic development bank. From 1980 to 1983, he worked in community-level affordable housing and economic development in the South Bronx and Brooklyn, New York.

Fred received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Master of Public Policy degree focused on finance and international development from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.


John McDonald

John K. McDonald General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

John K. McDonald is our General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, he is responsible for our Company-wide legal and compliance functions. Prior to joining Toll Brothers in 2002, John served as a litigation partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Cozen O'Connor. He started his legal career as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

John received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College and a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Philadelphia Youth Basketball.


Mike Snyder

Michael I. Snyder Secretary and Chief Planning Officer

Mike Snyder joined Toll Brothers, Inc. in 1980 as Assistant Controller and has held numerous positions throughout his 37 years with the Company including Director of Management Information Systems, Director of Budgeting, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning. He has been Secretary of the Company since 1998 and supports our Board of Directors in such role. Mike oversees our Corporate and Strategic Planning functions and Conveyancing department. Prior to joining the Company, he was with the public accounting firm of Friedlander, Dunn and Company from 1978 to 1980.

Mike received his B.A. in Accounting from Temple University and is an Eagle Scout.


Kira Sterling

Kira Sterling Chief Marketing Officer

Kira Sterling joined Toll Brothers in 1985 and became our Chief Marketing Officer in 2006. She is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and execution of our marketing and advertising initiatives, as well as the Company's media relations. She is a former board member of the Opera Company of Philadelphia and is the Executive Committee Chairperson of the “Annual Toll Brothers Gala” to benefit the American Cancer Society, which has raised over $7 million that goes directly to support research for the American Cancer Society.

Kira received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.