Notable CFOs: Mark Gerke

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable CFOs
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 26
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin Green Bay degrees in Accounting and Business Administration

Mark Gerke, chief financial officer at WaterStone Bank, has led numerous efficiency measures by incorporating new technologies where they can benefit the customer and assist the organization, according to colleagues.

“He continues to focus on future financial objectives and reviews multiple scenarios for management to collaborate and develop growth plans,” said Emily Gillingham, community relations coordinator at WaterStone Bank. “Mark is known to take time to listen to any employee no matter their role in the company. He works hard to get to know the individuals on his team and understand their needs both inside and outside of work.”

“He has helped lead the company to record profits the last two years. He does so by providing balance in his interactions with employees, customers, and investors. Mark exhibits the utmost in moral integrity,” said Doug Gordon, chief executive officer at WaterStone Bank. 

Gerke also serves on the advisory board for Best Buddies Wisconsin and is on the FHLB Chicago Depository Member Advisory Committee.

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