Richard Lightburn serves as Chief Executive Officer of MKP Capital Management, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in financial markets to the role. He is a Principal of the firm and is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to being named CEO, Mr. Lightburn led all of MKP’s global rates and Agency MBS trading strategies at the firm. Before he joined MKP in 2008, Mr. Lightburn worked for three years as a Managing Director at HSBC Securities, where he managed the prime mortgage trading business. Prior to HSBC, Mr. Lightburn worked for 15 years at Goldman Sachs. When he left the firm in 2004, Mr. Lightburn was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Mortgage Liquid Products trading group.
Richard Lightburn received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1989).