Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Shepard joined WDIP in 2014 and is responsible for the overall financial management of the company in addition to elements of operations, human resources, and information technology. Before joining WDIP, Mr. Shepard was the founder and Managing Director of Athena Business Solutions, a CFO Advisory firm. In this capacity, he served as CFO of several operating companies in the energy, logistics, and software industries engaged in capital formation, M&A, and operational improvement initiatives.
Prior to Athena, Peter was CEO of CapTerra Financial Group, a publicly traded real estate finance company focused on providing joint venture equity and high leverage debt for retail real estate development projects on a national basis. Concurrently, he served as CFO of GDBA Investments, a family office and the largest private shareholder in CapTerra.
Before GDBA, Peter was Senior Vice President and CFO of MVG Development, a Denver-based, real estate development company and a wholly owned affiliate of private equity firm Pequot Capital. Prior to MVG, Peter was Executive Director of Constellation Real Technologies, a strategic venture capital fund invested in multiple software and business services companies. The limited partners of Constellation included 15 of the 20 largest REITs and other institutional real estate owners. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shepard was Investment Officer and Relationship Manager with AMRESCO and GE Capital Real Estate. In these roles, Peter sourced, underwrote, and closed participating debt and joint venture equity real estate investments.
Mr. Shepard holds a master’s degree in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.