Finance of America appoints South African Johan Gericke as CFO

In the new role as CFO, Johan will oversee all aspects of Finance of America’s finance.

End-to-end lending and services platform Finance of America has appointed South African Johan Gericke as executive vice president and CFO.

According to a statement by the company, Johan will oversee all aspects of Finance of America’s financial responsibilities, including financial reporting, internal controls, and business processes, as well as strategic planning, treasury and investor relations.

Originally from South Africa, Johan holds a B.AccSc honours degree from the University of South Africa, as well as an MBA from Santa Clara University.

A qualified CA, he spent seven years at Wells Fargo as a pricing manager in the Consumer Credit Group. He also spent five years as an executive in the Corporate Development group where he managed the acquisition of banks and other finance companies.

After this, he joined Capital One, where he spent 10 years in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as chief of staff to the commercial banking division. Prior to that, he spent time as CFO for the company’s commercial banking division and CFO for the retail banking division. He also managed and negotiated the acquisition of several technology companies to help build Capital One’s engineering, design, machine learning, and data capabilities.

Welcoming Johan to the team, Finance of America CEO Patricia Cook said that his corporate and finance expertise will serve the company well during this exciting time as the group transitions to a public company. “A hallmark of his leadership style is a passion for technological transformation to increase productivity. His experience building high-performing teams will also be immensely valuable to Finance of America. We welcome Johan to the FOA team.”