We’re excited to announce two important new hires here at PeerStreet on our finance team: Ellen Coleman as Executive Vice President of Finance, and Bob Brown Executive Vice President of Finance & Corporate Development. These key hires come at the perfect time, as we increase the depth of our team’s finance and capital markets expertise to prepare for substantial growth in 2019. Both Ellen and Bob have extensive experience in the financial services and real estate sectors.
Ellen Coleman brings more than 15 years of experience in corporate treasury within the mortgage industry. Her track record in both treasury operations and debt capital raising demonstrates proven success with building finance and treasury teams, cash management, and wire operations, and establishing new processes to support business objectives, particularly for enabling growth. Before PeerStreet, Ellen held positions as Managing Director at Countrywide Financial Corp, Treasurer at Stearns Lending, and Executive Vice President and Treasurer at both Nationstar Mortgage and Homeward Residential, Inc.
Bob Brown’s 17-plus years of investment banking experience—with tenures at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers—includes an extensive history of advising C-level executives in the financial services and fintech sectors. His expertise spans capital markets, corporate finance, and strategic M&A, with experience across a broad range of transactions and capital instruments, including common and preferred equity, senior and subordinated debt, and lead-managing IPOs. Prior to joining PeerStreet, Bob was a Senior Managing Director in FBR’s Financial Services Investment Banking division.
Ellen and Bob join an impressive roster of executives with extensive experience in credit, real estate, finance, law, capital markets, and technology. Several key hires have been made over the previous year as PeerStreet enters our fifth year in business and continues our rapid growth. We now employ over 185 full-time staff, and doubled our office footprint this February to accommodate the momentum and accelerated growth plans.
“These are particularly exciting hires for us, because they build upon the strong financial foundation we’ve already set, while better preparing us for our growth trajectory—in 2019 and beyond,” said Brew Johnson, our co-founder and CEO. “We’re at a place now where we need this level of specialized, senior talent, and we’ve found that with Ellen and Bob.”
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