Mr. Shirley is a senior advisor to the firm. Prior to joining Fairview in 1998, Mr. Shirley was a principal in several investment advisory firms where he was responsible for the design and placement of private debt and equity securities for small and middle-market companies. Mr. Shirley began his investment career at Equitable Capital Management Corporation where he successfully invested in private debt and equity securities across a broad range of industries.
Mr. Shirley serves on the advisory boards of several Fairview partnership funds. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Milestone Growth Fund, a Minneapolis based mezzanine and private equity fund, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Shirley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.