Laura Petterle

Partner & CFO

Laura started her career off by quickly advancing to become the CFO and Compliance Officer for a diversified broadband cable and telecoms company and then took over those same responsibilities for the parent organization as it evolved into a private equity investment management firm in partnership with Goldman Sachs. She advises companies across the Fontinalis portfolio on operating issues, complex transactions, financial reporting, and governance issues, leveraging her extensive experience.

Since 1994, Laura has served as Executive Vice President and the CFO of Booth American Company (BAC). As CFO, Laura oversaw all finances of BAC’s media and telecommunications holdings and parent company operations. From 1994 to 1998, she managed the financial, operational and accounting responsibilities of BAC’s U.S. Cable Television Division and was responsible for the financial oversight, monetization and divesture of numerous businesses. In 1998-99, Laura managed the process that ultimately led to the successful sale of BAC’s U.S.-based assets for $853 million. After the sale of the US assets, Laura has taken a direct role in formulating monetization strategies for the remaining assets in BAC’s portfolio, including Cablevision Holding S.A., the majority owner of Telecom Argentina. Prior to joining BAC, Laura held similar positions for 12 years at Maclean Hunter, a Canadian cable television and telecommunications company with assets in the U.S.

Laura served on the Board of Directors for Hangar (acquired by AirMap), and as a Board observer for Parkmobile (acquired by BMW) and SQLstream (acquired by Guavus Inc.). In her capacity as CFO for Fontinalis, Laura manages a team of professionals that oversees all aspects of financial reporting, governance and compliance, transaction and legal due diligence and shareholder relations.

Laura earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She lives in Grosse Ile, Michigan with her husband and son and enjoys cooking, hockey and playing golf.

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