Daniel H. Mudd

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Daniel H. Mudd
Occupation Former CEO & Director
Employer Fortress Investment Group LLC
Location New York
Website www.fortressinv.com

Daniel H. Mudd is the former CEO and director of investment management firm Fortress Investment Group LLC. He was appointed as CEO August 2009 and as a member of the board of directors in February 2007. He resigned on Jan. 25, 2012.[1]

On Dec. 21, 2011, Mudd announced that he would be taking a leave of absence due to his involvement in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suit against Fannie Mae. He is the former CEO of Fannie Mae and was temporarily replaced by Fortress co-founder Randal A. Nardone.[2]


Mudd was with Fannie Mae from February 2000 to mid-2009. He started there as the chief operating officer, moving up to vice chairman and COO, and then to CEO. Prior to that, he was the president and CEO of GE Capital's Japanese division. He began his career with GE Capital in management consulting and financial services roles with Xerox Corporation, Ayers Whitmore and Company, and the World Bank. From 1996 to 1999, Mudd was the president of GE Capital Asia-Pacific.

Mudd is on the board at Hampton University, and is a former board member at Sidwell Friends School and at the University of Virginia Alumni Association.


  • Masters, Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.
  • B.A., American History, University of Virginia[3]


  1. Facing SEC Charges, Ex-Fannie Chief Daniel Mudd Resigns At Fortress. Forbes.
  2. Fortress CEO Mudd Takes Leave Amid SEC’s Fannie Mae Lawsuit. Bloomberg Businessweek.
  3. Daniel H. Mudd. Fortress.