Peter C. Mertz

Peter C. Mertz
SNRE B.S.F. '74; M.B.A. '81)

Peter C. Mertz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Forest Partners LP. Mertz’s responsibilities include setting the strategic direction of the firm and the development and implementation of investment strategies. In addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Mertz is Chief Investment Officer; is the chairperson of the Investment and Compensation Committees; and serves on the Boards of eight private equity timberfunds.

Prior to co-founding GFP, Mertz served as Managing Director of UBS Timber Investors where, since 1997, he directed the firm’s timberland investment capabilities.

Mertz is a certified forester and member of the Society of American Foresters. He 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 for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan; and is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Michigan Congenital Heart Center.

Mertz holds a BS in Natural Resources (Forestry) and an MBA from the University of Michigan.