Brian joined Versus Capital and was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Treasurer of its affiliated Closed-End Interval Funds in 2019. In this role, Brian is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Company’s funds including investment valuation, NAV production, financial reporting and accounting policy administration, tax filings and reporting, service provider oversight and board reporting. Brian was also appointed as CFO and COO of the Adviser in 2022 assuming responsibility for the Company’s corporate accounting and finance functions including capital allocation planning, budgeting, forecasting and financial statement production.
Brian’s 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 last served as Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of its mutual funds and also previously held officer roles in Oppenheimer’s Corporate Finance, 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.