Mr. Gerdes is responsible for structuring, syndicating and managing middle-market debt investments for the Freeport loan funds. Prior to joining Freeport Financial LLC in 2006, Mr. Gerdes was a Director of Dymas Capital Management Company where he originated, underwrote and managed investments in private equity sponsored transactions.
Prior to his role at Dymas, Mr. Gerdes was a Vice President on GE Capital’s Merchant Banking Syndications Team where he structured and placed senior and subordinated financings.
Mr. Gerdes graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from Northern Illinois University and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.