Peter Schelfhaudt, President
Peter Schelfhaudt, president, oversees the management of Merchants Row Capital Group LLC and its holdings:
Creative Partners LLC and Emmanuel Kerr Kilsby Inc.
Prior to establishing Merchants Row Capital Group in 2002, Peter was head of mergers and
acquisitions/advertising and communications worldwide for TMP Worldwide, the parent company
of Monster.com, the world's leading online career portal.
In the early 1990s, Mr. Schelfhaudt was principal at Kerr Kelly Thompson which
subsequently merged with Earle Palmer Brown in 1994. He held the
position of managing partner of business affairs for Earle Palmer
Brown Communications, later named Panoramic Communications. While
at Earle Palmer Brown, Mr. Schelfhaudt consumated 22 transactions
in a period of two and a half years.
Prior to Kerr Kelly Thompson, Mr. Schelfhaudt held senior financial positions at Cone Communications,
Boston, as well as multinational advertising firms such as Grey Advertising and Benton & Bowles.
In these various professional capacities, he has worked in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and London.
Mr. Schelfhaudt graduated from Boston College High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University of Massachusetts and attended Massachusetts School of Law. Mr. Schelfhaudt also holds an MBA in Media Management from Metropolitan College of New York.
Schelfhaudt was formerly on the board of directors of the Fairfield County Public Relations Association,
the Publicity Club of New England and the Merrimac River Watershed Council.
He maintains residences in Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut.