Mr. Shirley is a senior advisor to the firm. Prior to joining Fairview as a Partner 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. He 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, with a focus on the Broadcast, Cable and Airline industries.
Mr. Shirley serves on the advisory boards of several Fairview partnership funds. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and Chairman Emeritus of the Urban League of Greater Hartford. He also chairs the Trustee Board of Union Baptist Church in Hartford, CT.
Mr. Shirley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.