Peter C. Mertz
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mertz’s responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for the firm and the development and implementation of investment strategies. In addition to his responsibilities as CEO, he is Chief Investment Officer; is the chairperson of the Investment and Compensation Committees; and serves on the Boards of eight private equity timberfunds. Mr. Mertz has over thirty-five years of forest management and investment experience. Prior to co-founding GFP, he served as Managing Director of UBS Timber Investors, the predecessor business to GFP where, since 1997, he directed the firm’s timberland investment capabilities. Mr. Mertz holds a BS in Forestry and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Forester and a member of the Society of American Foresters. He also serves as a Trustee and a member of the Investment Committee for the Montshire Museum of Science; serves on the Visiting Committee for the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan; and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Michigan Congenital Heart Center.