Ericka L. Ayles is a Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer for Brookwood and Yesway. Ericka oversees all of Brookwood’s and Yesway’s financial operations, accounting, tax reporting, budgeting, audit, and cash management processes, as well as banking relationships and the implementation of financial and risk management strategies for Brookwood and its affiliated entities. Ericka analyzes the impact of acquisitions, potential sales, property re-financings and other upcoming capital requirements to make strategic recommendations for investor distributions while ensuring adequate levels of reserves. She also oversees the firm’s corporate financial planning function and quarterly financial reporting to its investors and is responsible for the development and maintenance of adequate internal controls. Ericka serves as the Company’s Financial and Operational Principal, overseeing Brookwood’s regulatory financial reporting. Ericka is a member of Brookwood’s and Yesway’s Executive and Investment Committees.
Prior to joining Brookwood, Ericka worked for JDJ Family Office Services, a private financial and administrative service company for high net worth families and individuals, where she was a client manager providing accounting, tax coordination and planning, estate planning, financial management, and business consulting services to a portfolio of clients. Previously, Ericka worked at New Boston Fund, Inc., where she was a Vice President of Portfolio and Financial Reporting. Ericka worked at New Boston Fund from 2002 until 2014, where she managed a staff of 25 property and portfolio accountants and was directly involved with property, portfolio, and fund accounting. Ericka began her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as an Associate and Senior Associate focusing on technology and higher education clients.
Ericka is a graduate of Bryant College. In 2017, Ericka completed the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. In 2019, she was recognized as a Senior Level Leader in the annual CS News “Top Women in Convenience” awards program.