Chief Financial Officer
Gene Ostrovsky is a seasoned finance professional with more than 15 years of experience in capital strategy, loan portfolio management and disposition channel development of student and consumer loans. He brings deep expertise to Meritize in early to mid-stage growth for specialty finance companies, innovative fintech banking solutions and in developing and maintaining strategic relationships.
Prior to joining Meritize, Gene was head of capital markets for the fast-growing fintech financial services provider Cross River Bank, where he was responsible for portfolio management and strategic capital solutions for consumer loans. He also formerly served as head of capital markets for Laurel Road (formerly DRB), a national lending and banking institution offering student loan refinancing, mortgages and personal loans, where he built a securitization platform that brought the bank’s credit rating to AAA by both Moody’s and DBRS. Earlier in his career, Gene spent several years at Morgan Stanley as a vice president with a focus on student loan asset-backed issuance, as well as at Royal Bank of Scotland and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Gene has a Bachelor of Science in business management from St. Francis College and a Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University.