Mr. Shapiro has extensive experience investing in and working with consumer products companies to grow and develop global brands. Prior to co-founding GF Capital, Mr. Shapiro was a Vice President at A&SB with Messrs. Fuhrman and Baker, focusing on corporate finance for multinational and domestic companies. Mr. Shapiro is a CPA, and was an auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick prior to joining A&SB. Mr. Shapiro holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business and is an emeritus member of The Wisconsin Business Alumni Board of the Wisconsin School of Business.
Mr. Shapiro is a board member / manager of EEM World, Jonathan Adler, Mansur Gavriel, Mark Cross and Oscar de la Renta (observation rights).