Wauwatosa, Wis. – 1/27/2020 – WaterStone Bank has promoted its chief financial officer, Mark R. Gerke, to executive vice president of the bank. Gerke continues in his position as CFO and will take on additional management responsibilities of the bank and mortgage company.
Gerke joined WaterStone Bank in October of 2005 as corporate controller. In February of 2014, Gerke was appointed vice president, controller and principal accounting officer of Waterstone Financial, Inc. In June of 2016, he was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of WaterStone Bank and Waterstone Financial, Inc.
Prior to joining WaterStone, Gerke served in various positions with the global professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP, including a role as senior manager in assurance services. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2002 and holds degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
An active member of the community, Gerke currently serves on the Advisory Board for Best Buddies Wisconsin.
About WaterStone Bank
WaterStone Bank, established in 1921, offers a full suite of personal and business banking products. The community bank has branches in Wauwatosa/State St, Brookfield, Fox Point/North Shore, Franklin/Hales Corners, Germantown/Menomonee Falls, Greenfield/Loomis Rd, Oak Creek/27th St, Oak Creek/Howell Ave, Oconomowoc/Lake Country, Pewaukee, Waukesha, West Allis/Greenfield Ave, West Allis/National Ave, Wisconsin along with a commercial lending branch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WaterStone Bank is the parent company to Waterstone Mortgage, which has the ability to lend in 48 states. For more information about WaterStone Bank, go to http://www.wsbonline.com. Follow WaterStone Bank on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
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