Brian Roth

Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Mr. Roth joined EJF in 2009 and has over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry with most of his career serving in a fiduciary capacity in principal investing roles. His experience includes portfolio and investment management in special situations and event driven investing in both public and private investments.

Currently, Mr. Roth serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Rocade Capital LLC, a subsidiary of EJF which pursues a direct lending strategy focused on law firm financing.  Mr. Roth has spearheaded Armadillo Financial Partners LLC, an affiliate of EJF, since its launch in 2014, and he has overseen the deployment of more than $800 million of loans to law firms.  In addition to his roles at EJF and Rocade, Mr. Roth currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Armadillo.  Prior to joining EJF, Mr. Roth was a Managing Partner of Capital Atlântico LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on Brazilian real estate equity and debt securities which he co-founded in 2005 to provide investment advisory services to international institutions entering the market.  Mr. Roth was formerly a Vice President at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (“FBR”), where he focused on financial services and real estate finance private equity investments.  Mr. Roth has a BSE in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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