Shannon Stroud

Vice President

Programs & Business Development

As EMPEA’s Vice President, Programs and Business Development, Shannon Stroud manages EMPEA’s portfolio of programs and revenue-generating activities, including the IFC-EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference, Private Equity in Africa Leadership Summit and Private Equity in Emerging Markets as well as all of EMPEA’s webcast and education initiatives. In addition to overall business, program and content development, Shannon manages all of the associated sponsorship relationships and underlying event partnerships, and provides budgetary management and financial oversight for all of these efforts.

Most recently prior to EMPEA, Shannon worked as a Principal with private-equity investment firm Pine Creek Partners identifying, reviewing and executing management buyouts and recapitalizations across a variety of industries. She also provided guidance and support to portfolio companies and while there served on the board of Drew Foam Companies Inc. Prior to Pine Creek Partners, she worked with CapitalSource Finance LLC where she originated, analyzed, underwrote and structured senior secured and unsecured debt financings, mezzanine capital and equity co-invests within the specialty finance and security industries. Prior to joining CapitalSource in 2003, Shannon worked with Fannie Mae, Microstrategy and finally Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting Group where she began her career.

Shannon earned an MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond where she received a B.A. in Economics and International Studies with a concentration in International Economics and a minor in Journalism and French. She has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe and Latin America and studied and lived in Paris through the MICEFA program, a consortium of the Universities of France.

Email: strouds@EMPEA.net  |  Phone: +1 202 333 8171, Ext. 1229