Mr. Pierce has engaged in a wide range of transactions between the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Pierce has spent more than thirty years as an advisor or principal, in corporate finance, venture capital and investment and corporate management, across numerous industries. He continues to be especially active in the technology, financial services, energy, natural resource and power generation industries.
Prior to joining Chatsworth Group, LLC, Mr. Pierce, was President and CEO of Butler Larsen Pierce & Company (BLP), an inter-dealer municipal bond brokerage firm headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices and affiliates throughout the United States, During his 15-year tenure with BLP, the firm grew from its sole office to become one of the leading national municipal bond inter-dealer brokers in the United States.
Mr. Pierce made a significant and measurable impact within the municipal bond industry by leading BLP into partnerships with the Chicago Board of Trade and five top tier municipal bond brokers pricing the Municipal Bond Index twice daily. BLP consistently led the group in transactional volume. Mr. Pierce attended University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Tulane University. Mr. Pierce currently serves or has served on the boards of Outward Bound USA , 12 Metre Yacht Development Foundation, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Brunswick School and Greenwich Academy.