Peter Flaherty

Managing Director of Investment Stewardship
Board of Directors, Member

Peter is our Managing Director for Investment Stewardship. In this role he is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s proxy voting guidelines and overall shareholder resolution strategy. He takes the lead in engaging with the management teams and boards of our portfolio companies as we seek governance change through shareholder proposals, proxy contests, and other measures of shareholder activism. Previously, Peter served as National Deputy Campaign Manager for the 2008 presidential campaign of Governor Mitt Romney and Senior Adviser for Strategy for the 2012 Romney presidential campaign. He also served as Governor Romney’s National Liaison to members of the faith community. He was Senior Adviser and debate preparation coordinator to Governor Jeb Bush during the 2016 presidential election.

Peter is the former Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston where he investigated and prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases in the homicide unit. He is Senior Adviser to a national victims’ rights organization dedicated to pursuing constitutional rights for crime victims. He also serves on the Board of the Suffolk County Children’s Advocacy Center in Boston, dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and human trafficking. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Middlesex County Children’s Advocacy Center and is currently a trustee on the Board of New England School of Law Boston, as well as a Trustee on the Board of Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Mr. Flaherty is a distinguished Visiting Lecturer in the political science department at The College of The Holy Cross, a former Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School, and a former Senior Fellow at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.