Neal Wilson

Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Wilson is a founding member of EJF and serves as its Co-Chief Executive Officer and as a Co-Chief Investment Officer of EJF’s private markets products.  In addition to serving as the Co-Chief Executive Officer for EJF, Mr. Wilson currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EJF Investments Manager LLC, the external manager to a closed-end fund listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

Mr. Wilson also serves as a member of EJF’s Risk Committee, Valuation Committee and ESG Committee.  Prior to forming EJF, Mr. Wilson served as a senior managing director for both the Alternative Asset Investments and Private Wealth Management groups at FBR.  Prior to joining FBR, he was a senior securities attorney at Dechert LLP and a Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.  He is a member of the Milken Institute’s Executive Council for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Asset Management.  He served on the Boards of Trustees of Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.) and Hood College for five and nine years, respectively.  He chaired the endowment investment committee at Hood during his entire tenure on the Board and served on the endowment investment committee of Sidwell Friends for over 10 years.  He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools Employee Pension for nine years until 2013 and in 2014 received a Distinguished Service Award from Montgomery County for his contributions.  He received his BA from Columbia University and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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