2023 Woman of Influence: Brooke Carillo


As Chief Financial Officer at Redwood Trust, Brooke Carillo’s visionary leadership and forward-thinking mentality have transformed the company’s financial operations. Her exceptional communication skills have fostered a collaborative environment that encourages cross-functional teamwork, enabling effective decision-making and the implementation of transformative initiatives.

Carillo oversees finance, treasury, capital markets, technology, strategy and investor relations in a constantly changing market landscape. The turbulent past few years demanded innovation across all these sectors, and Carillo led efforts that enhanced the company’s long-term strategic positioning and optionality. These efforts included: capital optimization, new partnerships, financing enhancements, new investments and cost savings across the board. Carillo was integral to identifying and then closing Redwood’s acquisition of Riverbend Lending in April 2023, which added a new asset and complementary footprint to Redwood’s existing business. Carillo has been integral to the company’s ability to grow liquidity through financing efficiencies as well as establish various capital formation partnerships. She spearheaded the streamlined evolution of Redwood’s financial segment reporting, enhancing how investors and analysts are able to analyze and understand the financial results.


Brooke Carillo


Chief Financial Officer

Company Name:

Redwood Trust



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