Chief Financial Officer
Peter Wilhelm enters his fifth season as the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chief Financial Officer. He oversees Finance and Analytics, Information Technology, Stadium Operations, Ticket Operations, Food and Beverage, and Retail Merchandising.
Prior to joining the Dodger organization, Wilhelm served as Chief Financial Officer of McCourt Group, advising on the parent company's cash management and strategic investments. Wilhelm's tenure as a strategic advisor to Frank McCourt began in 2001.
Since 2001, Wilhelm has advised on more than 30 acquisitions of sports properties. Focusing on buy-side engagements in all four major leagues, Wilhelm successfully closed acquisitions including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Cleveland Cavaliers, Anaheim Ducks, Seattle Supersonics and Georgia Force. Wilhelm focused on acquisition due diligence, asset valuation, operational analysis, capital structuring, facility financing, strategic analysis, capital raise, vendor negotiations and league issues and approvals. In addition to team acquisitions, Wilhelm advised on multiple facility financings including new or renovated facilities for the Atlanta Falcons, Florida Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Diego Padres and San Francisco 49ers.
Prior to his sports finance career, Wilhelm developed a strong background in mergers and acquisitions at GMAC as a Senior Analyst in the business development group. Wilhelm evaluated numerous acquisitions throughout the commercial and consumer finance industry with valuations ranging between $10 million and $10 billion. Most notably, he played significant roles in the $1.8 billion acquisition of the Bank of New York Financial Corporation and the joint venture formation and restructuring of GMAC Business Credit. In addition, Wilhelm served as an Associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton, providing strategic, financial and operational consulting services to technology and manufacturing businesses. Prior to that, he was a senior buyer at General Motors.
Wilhelm earned an MBA in Finance and Operations from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Cornell University.
He and his wife J.B. reside in Manhattan Beach with their children, Daly (12) and Lily (11).
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