Gateway First Bank
has appointed Thomas Ramm to the position of chief investment officer, where he will be responsible for all capital markets and investment-related activities, including the development and execution of investment strategies, secondary marketing, hedging activities and capital markets strategies with government-sponsored enterprises. In addition, Ramm will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with Wall Street broker-dealers and fixed income investors.
“This is a critical hire for us. Thomas is a deeply experienced capital markets executive,” said Stephen Curry, chairman and CEO at Gateway. “His insights and leadership skills will enable us to navigate growth of our core businesses and rapidly changing markets.”
Ramm has worked at both banks and independent mortgage companies over the last 15 years. He has substantial experience in capital markets, mortgage-related investments, and interest rate and credit risk management. Prior to joining Gateway, Ramm served as EVP of capital markets at Stearns Lending. He was also VP of capital markets at MetLife Bank; and SVP of interest rate risk management at First Tennessee Bank and First Horizon Home Loans.
“I was attracted to Gateway’s high growth and evolving company environment,” said Ramm. “Gateway’s transition to a bank earlier this year positioned the company as a diversified financial institution. I look forward to using my expertise to oversee a wide variety of capital markets activities to help Gateway achieve sustainable growth and strive for even greater excellence.”