Being an entrepreneur since 1986, Mr. Petersen has extensive executive and operational business experience in domestic and international arenas. His international experience spans across Europe, the Baltics, Central America, South America and the former Soviet Union involving finance, management import/export, manufacturing, and distribution logistics. He is the founder of 10 companies and has experienced and profited in several business sectors through several economic cycles. With an emphasis on finance coupled with the correct capital/deal structure, he has been a successful entrepreneur, real estate investor, builder, developer and private lender for 20 years in the residential and commercial sectors spanning over several states. He is the acting vice president for the South Carolina Self Storage Association and is currently serving out his 4th term as an elected government official, holding the positions of councilmen and Mayor-Pro Tem. During his governmental experience, he has worked on several legislative issues and successfully structured and negotiated several contracts and financial loan/bond instruments. Brian is also a US Coast Guard licensed Master Captain and lives with his wife of 20 years in Liberty, SC.