Ms. Gerdes joined Golub Capital in 2023 and is a Director on the Product Specialist team. She is responsible for supporting business development and investor relations as a subject-matter expert for the Firm’s private funds. Prior to joining Golub Capital, Ms. Gerdes was an Asset Management Consultant at GCM Grosvenor, where she was responsible for developing firmwide client and business strategy for sustainable investing across public and private markets. Prior to this position, she worked at Guardian Life Insurance, where she advised on the sourcing and closing of a minority investment in an alternatives firm through due diligence, board recommendation and approval. Prior to that, she worked at Nuveen as a Managing Director on the Multi-Asset Solutions team, where she executed and oversaw business and client strategy for the platform and harnessed the entirety of the Firm to deliver customized multi-asset solutions and products for clients globally. Ms. Gerdes began her career at J.P. Morgan, where she designed and managed multi-asset portfolios for investors and served as a subject-matter expert for the Firm’s multi-asset capabilities. Ms. Gerdes earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Applied Investment Management, from Marquette University.