Shannon Stroud

Managing Director

Programs & Business Development

As a Managing Director at EMPEA, Shannon Stroud co-leads the organization’s strategy and operations, financial planning and growth and business development agenda. Shannon also leads and manages EMPEA’s portfolio of programs and business development activities, including the IFC-EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference in Washington, DC and Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets Summit in London, as well as all of EMPEA’s webcast and education initiatives. In addition to overall business, program and content development, Shannon manages the associated stakeholder and partnership relationships and provides budgetary management and financial oversight for 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 studied and lived in Paris through the MICEFA program, a consortium of the Universities of France and currently resides in Washington, DC.

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