SEATTLE, Wash. – HomeStreet Bank has hired Gerhard Erdelji to lead Investor Relations for the company. Erdelji will be based in Seattle.
Erdelji has significant financial-services experience and was most recently with Sterne, Agee & Leach in Newport Beach, Calif. where he helped start the firm’s west coast practice for financial-institution investment banking.
“Gerhard has as incredibly strong background in finance and deep knowledge of financial-services companies in particular,” said HomeStreet CFO Melba Bartels. “We look forward to Gerhard bringing that experience to HomeStreet.”
From Southern California, Erdelji earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, specializing in finance, from California State University in Fullerton. He spent eight years as a safety and soundness and capital markets examiner for the Office of Thrift Supervision. Erdelji then joined FBR Capital Markets Corp. for ten years where he participated in over $3 billion in capital markets and M&A activities for the firm’s clients. Afterward, he joined ROTH Capital Partners where he helped establish a financial institutions banking group at the firm.