Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Gerson was appointed our Chief Financial Officer in June 2021 (and previously served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer from March 2021 until June 2021). Mr. Gerson also served as the Treasurer for the Gladstone Companies from February 2006 until January 2012. Prior to rejoining Gladstone Commercial in 2021, Mr. Gerson was most recently the Chief Financial Officer (from February 2013 to August 2020) of Spotted Hawk Development, LLC an Apollo Investment Corporation (Nasdaq:: AINV) portfolio company. Additionally, Mr. Gerson served as Assistant Vice President of Finance at the Bozzuto Group from February 2004 until February 2006 where he led residential real estate development financing matters. From June 1995 through February 2004, Mr. Gerson was Director of Finance at PG&E National Energy Group, a subsidiary of PG&E Corp (NYSE: PCG), where he worked on power plant development financings. Mr. Gerson earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia and CFA charterholder. During his time in the United States Navy, Mr. Gerson served as a submarine officer.
Mr. Beckhorn was appointed our Treasurer in January 2015 and previously served as our Assistant Treasurer from July 2014 until January 2015. Mr. Beckhorn was also appointed Treasurer of Gladstone Land in January 2015 and also served as the Assistant Treasurer of each of the Company and Gladstone Land from July 2014 through January 2015. Mr. Beckhorn was also named Assistant Treasurer of each of Gladstone Capital and Gladstone Investment in January 2015. Mr. Beckhorn joined the Gladstone Companies in January 2013 as Managing Director, Finance. Prior to joining Gladstone, he was a Regional Director (from March 2010 through December 2012) with Heavenrich & Co., an M&A group that serves the senior’s housing industry. Mr. Beckhorn served as a Senior Vice President with Sunrise Senior Living from May 2000 through December 2008, where he secured debt financing to support the company’s development, acquisition, and joint venture activities. Additionally, he worked for the Riggs Bank in a variety of real estate related capacities including Managing Director and Senior Asset Manager for the Multi-Employer Property Trust, spanning from February 1990 through April 2000. Mr. Beckhorn earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA from Colgate University.
Ms. Mala joined Gladstone in March of 2015 as a Senior Accountant. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Ms. Mala worked as a Senior Audit Associate with BDO USA LLP for approximately four years. Ms. Mala holds a BBA in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from the College of William and Mary. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Ms. Galanko joined Gladstone in December of 2022 as an Accounting Manager. Prior to joining the Gladstone Companies, Ms. Galanko worked as a Senior Accountant with Saul Centers, Inc. for 3 years and as a Tax Accountant with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP for 2 years. Ms. Galanko holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Mr. Arechiga joined Gladstone in October 2021 as a Senior Accountant. Before joining the Gladstone team, he worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as a Senior Audit Associate for 3 years. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Computer Information System from James Madison University and has been an active CPA since May 2019.