Peter Landauer is a Managing Director at Harken Capital assisting on deal sourcing, manager due diligence, and capital raising. Previously, he spent twelve years with the University of Florida Investment Corporation (“UFICO”) most recently as Director of Private Investments. He also served in roles as Director of Real Assets and Chief Operating Officer. While at UFICO, Peter oversaw the private investment portfolio with 125 funds and $1.2 billion of committed capital across private equity, natural resources, and real estate. He led diligence on and recommended $685 million in commitments to 65 private investment funds. Prior to UFICO, Peter was Associate Controller at the University of Florida Foundation where he served as staff liaison to the Investment Committee and managed the investment back office for the University of Florida Endowment and other affiliated pools. He also spent 7 years with Tupperware Corporation in various financial reporting, planning and analysis roles. Peter began his professional career in public accounting with Deloitte Haskins + Sells and Price Waterhouse. He earned a BS in Accounting and MBA from the University of Florida. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Derek Larson is an Associate at Harken Capital and leads internal project management, and assists on deal sourcing, and manager due diligence. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs where he was part of the Alternative Investment and Manager Selection (AIMS) group focusing on investor relations for the private equity team. Prior to GS, Derek was a Rotational Analyst in the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, specifically focusing on short term interest rates. Derek holds a BS from Brigham Young University – Idaho. While at BYU-Idaho he raised capital from the university’s endowment for the student-run investment society to manage. Derek holds the Series 7 and 63 registrations.