As Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Caruso, Peter Wilhelm oversees all aspects of the company’s financial, tax, and accounting operations.
Before joining Caruso, Wilhelm was the Founder & CEO of the consulting firm Novita Ventures. Prior to that, he was a Senior Managing Director at McCourt Global, managing enterprise-wide operations, leading acquisitions and integration, and serving as Senior Strategist for real estate investments and mixed-use developments in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Miami, and London.
Previously, Wilhelm served as Chief Financial Officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he played an integral role in the 2004 purchase of the Dodgers. From 2004 to 2012, he was part of the critical team responsible for doubling revenue; improving EBITDA by more than $80 million, and completing $150 million in renovations to Dodger Stadium, which resulted in the highest sales price ever achieved for a sports franchise in 2012.
Wilhelm launched his career as a Senior Analyst in mergers and acquisitions for GMAC, as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., and later as Vice President of MZ Sports, where he advised on $2.3 billion in sports franchise acquisitions in all four major sport leagues, including the Washington Nationals, Cleveland Cavaliers, Anaheim Ducks, Seattle Supersonics, and Georgia Force.
Originally from Detroit, Wilhelm received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University and earned his MBA in Finance and Operations from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.