Brian joined Versus Capital as Managing Director – Fund Financial Operations and was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of its affiliated Closed-End Interval Funds in 2019.
Brian’s 25-year professional background includes 20 years at Oppenheimer Funds, an investment management firm that advised mutual funds, ETFs, collective investment trusts and unregistered LLCs/LPs exceeding $225 billion in assets and encompassing a broad spectrum of investment strategies across equity, fixed income and alternatives. Mr. Petersen most recently served as Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of its mutual funds, leading a team responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of all its investment products including investment valuation, NAV production, financial reporting and accounting policy administration, service provider oversight and Audit Committee reporting and relationship management. Mr. Petersen previously was a vice president of Corporate Finance performing financial planning, analysis and accounting functions for business units with over 1,000 employees and $300 million in annual expense budgets. He also held officer roles in its Fund Treasury and Fund Accounting departments.
Prior to working at Oppenheimer Funds, Mr. Petersen spent five years as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers focused on clients in the financial services industry including asset managers, transfer agents and mutual funds.
Mr. Petersen earned Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of Denver and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado.