Mr. Mark V. Petersen holds an MBA (’84) in finance from Baylor University and a BS (’78) in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is past president of the Baylor Bear Foundation and has served on the Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board and the board of the Baylor Alumni Association.
Currently a partner in MBD Solutions, LLC and president and managing partner for PRF Capital, LLC, Mr. Petersen has built a successful career in developing and directing distribution strategies for alternative investment programs and helping investment managers expand the diversification within their portfolios. He has more than 25 years of experience in capital markets, sales, marketing, and product development.
Mr. Petersen has served as executive vice president and head of capital markets for GWG Holdings, Inc. Previously, he served as president of Behringer Securities and head of distribution at Behringer Harvard Holdings, LLC.
Mr. Petersen held several leadership roles with CNL Financial Group, Franklin Square Capital Partners, William Blair, and Madison Harbor Capital. During his tenure, he held positions of increasing responsibility in retail and institutional securities sales and national account management. He has been involved in the successful launch of multiple new structured products investing in real estate, credit strategies, insurance and structured finance.
Mr. Petersen and his wife, Aubin Francis Petersen (BA ’74), reside in Arlington, Texas. They are active members of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, and have two grown children: Will Canon and his wife, Nell Bader Canon (BA ’79), and their son, Hayes; Mallory (BBA ’07) and husband, Barrett Shelton (EMBA 2016), and their son, Sutton.