|Thomas Capasse||Chairman & CEO|
|Andrew Ahlborn||CFO Designate|
|Steven Delaney||JMP Securities|
|Timothy Hayes||B. Riley FBR, Inc.|
|Scott Valentin||Compass Point Research & Trading|
|Christopher Nolan||Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.|
|Crispin Love||Sandler O'Neill + Partners|
Greetings, and welcome to the Ready Capital Corporation First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions].
As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Rick Herbst, Chief Financial Officer. Thank you, sir.