Joseph Amato is the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. Joe joined the Bank in May 2016, bringing extensive financial industry experience to the role, which has responsibility for the Treasury, Accounting, Corporate Strategy and Portfolio Strategy functions.
Joe has nearly 30 years of experience in a variety of senior finance and capital market roles. Prior to joining the Bank, Joe was at Freddie Mac from 2001 until 2016, most recently serving as senior vice president, CFO investments and financial planning. At Freddie Mac, Joe also held senior roles in financial planning and analysis, finance, capital management and equity finance. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Joe served as chief executive officer and co-founder of NextFinance, an e-commerce company from 2000 to 2001. From 1987 to 2000, Joe served in various capacities at Fannie Mae including vice president for financial transactions and portfolio strategy, along with roles in regulatory policy and treasury.
Joe has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Maryland and received his MBA from The George Washington University, District of Columbia.