Greg Carstensen

As founder of Ballast, Greg has over 20 years of institutional investment management experience. Previously, Greg oversaw the fixed-income portfolio at American Equity, managing over $26B in assets. During his tenure, he actively managed sleeves focused on investment-grade credit, distressed debt, real estate, and mortgage-backed securities. In 2007, Greg co-founded CK Capital, which has funded various investment strategies, including private financing and venture capital. Greg earned an MBA from the University of Iowa and a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from St. Olaf College. He is also a member of the Iowa Society of Chartered Analysts.