Jason Ruggiero

Senior Portfolio Manager, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Ruggiero joined EJF at its founding in 2005 and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Prior to joining EJF, Mr. Ruggiero was an equity trader in FBR’s Alternative Asset Investment group, where he assisted Mr. Friedman in the day-to-day operations of FBR Ashton, L.P., a long/short hedge fund. In 2004, Mr. Ruggiero assumed co-portfolio manager responsibilities for FBR Ashton, L.P. Before joining FBR, Mr. Ruggiero was an auditor for Deloitte and Touche in Washington, DC, where he focused on the financial services industry. He holds a BBA in accounting from James Madison University and an MBA in finance from the University of Maryland.

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