WaterStone Bank announces new executive officer, controller
Mr. Gerke joined WaterStone Bank in October of 2005 as corporate controller.
Prior to joining WaterStone, he served in various positions with the global professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP, including a role as senior manager in assurance services. In February of 2014, Mr. Gerke was appointed vice president, controller and principal accounting officer of Waterstone Financial, Inc.
He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2002 and holds degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.
In addition to Mr. Gerke’s appointment as executive officer of the bank, the company has appointed Kyle Mertz as controller.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Mertz served as assistant controller for WaterStone. He previously held roles as financial analyst for Kohls and senior audit associate for KPMG.
Mr. Mertz earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from UW-Whitewater. He is a Certificated Public Accountant in the state of Wisconsin.