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Experienced balance sheet management professionals

Accolade staff have been serving credit unions since 2007. With expertise in ALM, Investment Advisory and Strategic & Validation Advisories, we’re here to offer our services as an extension of your staff.

Joe Ghammashi, CRP, CRISC

Board Chairman, CEO

Joe Ghammashi

Joe Ghammashi serves as Accolade’s Board Chairman, and is responsible for the development of the CUSO’s vision, strategic agenda, and business plan. He also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Corporate One Federal Credit Union. Ghammashi has more than 25 years of financial services experience, both in a risk taking capacity and in a risk management and mitigation role. Ghammashi has a track record of developing, implementing and maintaining risk management processes at several financial institutions. As Chief Risk Officer, he is responsible for the development and implementation of an enterprise wide risk management function.

Aaron Rouse

VP, Chief Financial Officer

Aaron Rouse

Aaron Rouse is Accolade’s VP/CFO. He is responsible for the development and day-to-day management of Accolade’s interest rate risk management and loan advisory products and services. Rouse has more than 15 years of credit union experience, including serving as AVP of Quantitative & Operational Risk for one of the largest corporate credit unions in the country where he oversees the interest rate risk modeling of their balance sheet. Rouse obtained his undergraduate degrees in accounting and finance from Wright State University and his MBA from The Ohio State University.

Peter Gibson

VP, Chief Investment Officer

Peter Gibson

Peter Gibson is Accolade’s CIO. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CUSO’s client investment portfolios. Gibson has more than 10 years financial services experience including four years at Southeast Corporate Federal Credit Union as a Portfolio Manager. He came to Southeast Corporate from Constitution State Corporate Credit Union, where he was responsible for the management of their overnight and commercial paper portfolios. Prior to that, he worked for Aeltus Investment Management in fixed-income performance analysis. He holds a B.S. from Eastern Connecticut State University with a double major in economics and business administration.

Michael Gampp

VP, Advisory Services

Michael Gampp

Michael Gampp is Accolade’s VP, Advisory Services. In this role, Gampp assists clients with the formulation and execution of balance sheet strategies. He is a CPA with over 20 years serving financials institutions with experience that includes auditing, advising and serving as a member of executive management. He most recently served as CFO and President of a community financial institution. His focus is in assisting credit unions with the management of their ALM and investment portfolios consistent with their overall strategic plan and goals. He received a BSBA in Finance from Ohio State University and his MBA from Morehead State University. He serves on the boards of two charitable foundations and is also an avid runner.