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Peter Wood Gavian

Peter Wood Gavian, American venture capitalist, securities executive, securities analyst. Chartered finance analyst; accredited senior appraiser; business valuation; United States Coast Guard master's lic.

Background

  • Gavian, Peter Wood was born on December 8, 1932 in Brewster, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Sarkis Peter and Ruth Millicent (Wood) Gavian.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1954. Master of Business Administration cum laude, Harvard University, 1959.

    Career

    • Associate McKinsey & Company, New York City, 1959—1961. Secretary, treasurer Greater Washington Investors, 1961—1964, 1970—1971. Vice president finance NUS Grad.

      Medical School Corporation, Washington, 1965—1966. Assistant to group vice president international Carborundum Company, Niagara Falls, New York, 1966—1968. Private investment banker Washington, since 1968.

      President Corporation Finance Washington, Inc., since 1976. Expert witness in business valuation, since 1980. Lecturer American University, Washington, 1978-1980.

      Independent trustee Calvert Group Funds, Bethesda, Maryland, 1980-2007, chair investment policy committee, 2003-2007. Owner Sloop Antietam, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered finance analyst. Accredited senior appraiser. Business valuation; United States Coast Guard master's lic.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional jours.

    Membership

    Volunteer varsity sailing coach United States Naval Academy, 1981-1989. Vestryman St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Annapolis, 2006-2009. Board directors American Civil Liberties Union, Virginia, 1993-1995.

    Lieutenant United States Navy, 1954-1957. Member Washington Society Investment Analysts (president 1978-1979), American Society Appraisers (president Washington chapter 1988-1989).

    Personality

    Interests

    Ocean sailing, amateur radio.

    Connections

    • Children: Sarah, Deborah Gavian Costolloe, Margaret Elizabeth.
    • father: Sarkis Peter Gavian
    • mother: Ruth Millicent (Wood) Gavian
    • children: Sarah Gavian
    • Deborah Gavian Costolloe Gavian
    • Margaret Elizabeth Gavian
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    Nationality
    • 1954
      Yale University
    • 1959
      Harvard University
    • 1959 - 1961
      Associate, McKinsey & Company
    • 1961 - 1964
      secretary, Greater Washington Investors
    • 1961 - 1964
      treasurer, Greater Washington Investors
    • 1965 - 1966
      vice president, finance NUS Grad. Medical School Corporation
      Washington, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      assistant, to group vice president international Carborundum Company
      Niagara Falls, New York, United States
    • 1968
      private investment banker Washington
    • 1970 - 1971
      secretary, Greater Washington Investors
    • 1970 - 1971
      treasurer, Greater Washington Investors
    • 1976
      president, Corporation Finance Washington
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