has spent the last eighteen years in the investment business, including work in leveraged buyouts, turnarounds, recapitalizations, growth equity and venture capital.
Mr. Shoemaker is a Managing Director at Wedbush Capital Partners.
Prior to joining Wedbush, he was Managing Director of Alvin V. Shoemaker Investments, Inc. where he managed multiple private equity funds, with a portfolio of over 25 private investments.
Investments covered a variety of industries including energy, consumer products, basic industries, financial services and outsourcing.
Earlier in his
career, Mr. Shoemaker
identified growth opportunities and invested capital for Hanover Energy
, a merchant bank focused on buyouts in the oil and gas industry and controlled by William E. Simon and Sons
involvement included the creation of Hanover Compressor Company
(NYSE: HC) (taken public by Goldman Sachs), the acquisition of United Gas Pipeline
, the acquisition of Shore Oil
, and the creation of WES-AL Capital.
Other relevant experience includes work at Price Waterhouse
in the Corporate Recovery Group engaged in bankruptcy and litigation support assignments including the Orange County Bankruptcy.
Mr. Shoemaker has served on multiple boards and is currently active in that capacity with EnergySolutions and ExtruMed, LLC.
Mr. Shoemaker began his career as a research analyst in the Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Group.
He received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
He remains active on boards and various other leadership opportunities with the University of Pennsylvania.