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Staff

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

CEO

Joe Ghammashi

Joe Ghammashi serves as Accolade’s CEO, and is responsible for the development of the CUSO’s vision, strategic agenda, and business plan. 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.

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.