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E.C. Pelaia

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of Elizabeth Park Capital Management

E.C. Pelaia is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Elizabeth Park Capital Management, with 25 years’ experience driving disciplined, strategic planning to elevate organizational performance. He works in partnership with highly sophisticated teams and investors with uncompromising accountability to deliver industry-leading best-practices and guidance clients trust. With deep understanding and experience across asset management, risk oversight, institutional investments, operating infrastructures, and regulatory governance, E.C. executes organizational strategy that is both innovative as it is principled.

Before joining the EPCM team, E.C. achieved an accomplished 22-year career at KeyBank as the CIO of Passive Investments. During his many years of tenure, he served as the Assistant Vice President of the Treasury Department and Senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to this, he was the CIO for Passive Investments and SMP, Director at Victory Capital Management. It is here he led the firm’s transition from an active to passive fixed income manager. He launched his career as a Corporate Actions Analyst and then went on to be a Trader for Ameritrust Bank.

E.C. earned his BA in Economics from Wooster College, where he was a dual-sport NCAA scholar-athlete. He went on to be a two-time Ironman ultra-distance competitor. Outside of work, he enjoys dedicating his time as a youth sports coach in his community. E.C. calls Cleveland home with his wife and two children.