Jason Ruggiero

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Ruggiero joined EJF at its founding in 2005 and is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Ruggiero serves as the primary portfolio manager for EJF's equity focused strategies as well as the Co-Chief Investment Officer for EJF's capital markets products.

Mr. Ruggiero also serves as a member of EJF’s Risk Committee and ESG Committee. Mr. Ruggiero currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arlington Food Assistance Center and formerly served on the Board of Directors of FB Corporation in St. Louis, MO and TIG Bancorp in Denver, CO. He also formerly served as a member of the JMU College of Education Executive Advisory Council. 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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