Ellis Gordon, Jr. is the founding principal of Gordon/Barash Associates, Inc., a full-service financial advisory group specializing in community economic development, outsource CFO services, financial structuring, capital acquisition, strategic planning and crisis management. He formerly served on the Board of Trustees of First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) and he was a co-founder of the Richard Allen Men’s Society (RAMS), an activist group.
Ellis serves on the boards and is treasurer of the following entities – National Association on Mental Illness Urban Los Angeles and The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation. He is a member of the National Black MBA Association, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Ellis was a member of the Loan Committee of Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation, a Coro Southern California board member, a Freddie Mac’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council member, a board member of the Home Loan Counseling Center and a member of the Credit Committee of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank.
Ellis holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. He obtained a master of business administration (MBA) in finance and marketing from the University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.