Peter C. Mertz

Peter C. Mertz

Founding Partner

Mr. Mertz currently serves on the Boards of six of GFP's private equity timberfunds. 

Mr. Mertz co-founded GFP in 2003 and previously served as the firm’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer as well as a Senior Advisor to the firm. 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 has over forty years of forest managment and investment experience.  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 serves on the External Advisory Board for the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan; was the Volunteer Chair for the School and a member of the University Leadership Council for the recent $5 billion Capital Campaign; and has served as a member of the National Advisory Board for the Michigan Congenital Heart Center, and as a Trustee and member of the Investment Committee for the Montshire Museum of Science.