PeerStreet has announced the hiring of two executives with extensive experience in the financial services and real estate sectors: Ellen Coleman as Executive Vice President of Finance and Bob Brown as Executive Vice President of Finance & Corporate Development.
Coleman brings more than 15 years of experience in corporate treasury within the mortgage industry. Her track record in both treasury operations and debt capital raising demonstrates proven success with building finance and treasury teams, cash management and wire operations, and establishing new processes to support business objectives, particularly for enabling growth. Her skill set is an ideal fit for PeerStreet as the company scales and expands both the overall platform as well as its finance and credit operations.
Before PeerStreet, Coleman held positions as Managing Director at Countrywide Financial, Treasurer at Stearns Lending, and Executive Vice President and Treasurer at both Nationstar Mortgage and Homeward Residential.
“Joining such a fast-growing company that’s disrupting the industry I’m so familiar with is an incredibly exciting opportunity,” said Coleman. “This is a finance team that's already proven to be very strategic, and I’m thrilled to help lead us into our next phase of growth.”
Brown’s 17-plus years of investment banking experience—with tenures at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers—includes an extensive history of advising C-level executives in the financial services and fintech sectors. His expertise spans capital markets, corporate finance, and strategic M&A, with experience across a broad range of transactions and capital instruments, including common and preferred equity, senior and subordinated debt and lead-managing IPOs. Prior to joining PeerStreet, Brown was a Senior Managing Director in FBR’s Financial Services Investment Banking division.
“As PeerStreet continues to build and expand its institutional relationships, the timing lined up perfectly for me to join the team and take part in supporting our massive growth,” Brown said. “My background in corporate finance and capital markets is right at home here and I’m excited to help PeerStreet with the next big push.”