Gabe joined Fortress in fall 2022 after he and his family moved back to the midwest after spending a decade in the Portland, Oregon area. Gabe grew up in Southern Iowa and carries an undergraduate degree from Simpson College and an MBA from the University of Iowa. He has over 15 years in finance, with the last 7 in commercial lending with community banks, supporting small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits. Gabe was an active volunteer and board member for several nonprofit organizations in the Portland area over the years.