Karl has over twenty-five years of private equity, investment banking, operating, and consulting experience, spanning a wide range of industries and corporate settings. His diverse background allows him to assess both the financial and operational aspects of an investment opportunity.
Prior to joining Peninsula Capital Partners, Mr. LaPeer was an officer at First of Michigan Corporation where he established and led its private equity practice. He has been involved in the underwriting of over $300 million in private placements and public offerings. Before First of Michigan, Mr. LaPeer was with Harrell & Associates, a boutique consulting firm providing services to Fortune 500 companies including Westinghouse, Asea Brown Boveri and ARA Services. He started his career with GMFanuc Robotics Corporation where he held various management, engineering and operations roles in both the United States and Europe.
He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. LaPeer is a licensed professional engineer, speaks fluent German and is a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. LaPeer is an active member in his church and frequently serves as a lay minister.