National Advisory Council

Michael L. Peterson


Shelley Peterson


Job Title: President and CEO
Company: PEDEVCO
Location: California, United States


  • financial management
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • venture capital


Michael Peterson is president and CEO of Pacific Energy Development (PEDEVCO), a NYSE publicly-traded company engaged in the development of energy projects, including shale oil and gas, in the United States. Prior to PEDEVCO, he worked in the financial services/investment banking industry for more than twenty years, with the majority of his career at Goldman Sachs and as managing partner of a private equity fund. Michael earned his bachelor's degree in Statistics/Computer science and his MBA from BYU. He is currently serving as the past president of Mt. Diablo Silverado BSA Council and as a counselor in the Oakland-San Francisco Mission presidency. Michael loves all BYU sports, the arts and theater, and tries to keep up on his Mandarin Chinese. Michael and Shelley have five children.