Dawn Kennealy, CFA

Chief Risk Officer & Head of Trade Operations

Ms. Kennealy joined EJF in 2007 and is a member of the Executive Committee. She brings more than 20 years of experience.

She is responsible for EJF’s risk management and portfolio reporting. She also manages the company’s valuation process. Prior to joining EJF, Ms. Kennealy served as Director of Investments and Capital Markets Accounting at Freddie Mac where she implemented a derivatives valuation system. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Ms. Kennealy served as a Senior Manager of Credit Derivatives at Fannie Mae. In addition to Ms. Kennealy’s expertise in mortgage-backed securities and the overall secondary mortgage market, she has developed custom applications for private equity, hedge fund and wealth management companies. She received a BS from Virginia Tech and is a CFA charterholder.

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