Leadership

Peter Shoemaker

Managing Director
Peter.Shoemaker@WedbushCapital.com

“Private equity investing offers the intellectual challenge of assessing a company for its future opportunities, rather than its current status.  It is intriguing to meet entrepreneurs, learn about how they built their companies and then contribute resources and contacts to assist management in achieving a shared vision.”

Peter has over 25 years of experience investing in lower middle-market companies. He has structured leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, recapitalizations and growth equity for companies in a variety of industries.

Previously, Peter was Managing Director of Alvin V. Shoemaker Investments, Inc. where he managed a portfolio of over 25 private investments in multiple private equity funds. Earlier in his career, he invested capital for Hanover Energy, a merchant bank controlled by William E. Simon and Sons which focused on buyouts in the energy industry. While at Hanover, Peter was involved in establishing Hanover Compressor Company through the roll up of multiple lower middle-market companies. Hanover Compressor Company later went public and subsequently was merged with Exterran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EXH).

Peter began his career as a research analyst in Merrill Lynch’s Capital Markets Group and then worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Recovery Group. Peter is very active with his alma maters and other charitable activities in the Los Angeles community. He spends his weekends coaching and rooting for each of his three children.

Current Boards of Directors:

  • VCC Optoelectronics
  • CriterionBrock
  • Critical Alert Systems
  • Reyn Spooner
  • Passport Food Group

Education:

  • University of Southern California, M.B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.