Mr. Petersen is the chief technology officer and chief cybersecurity officer at Causeway and has been with the firm since its inception in June 2001.

From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Petersen was the senior systems engineer at the Hotchkis & Wiley division of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (HW-MLIM). He was responsible for managing data center operations and overall infrastructure. Prior to joining HW-MLIM, Mr. Petersen was the director of engineering at Bisys. He was responsible for product development, telecommunications, and its data center. Throughout the 1990s, Mr. Petersen held various development and engineering roles at high technology firms in Silicon Valley including Applied Materials, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and SCO Unix.

Mr. Petersen studied philosophy at North Carolina Wesleyan University and holds professional certificates from Microsoft, CISCO, Oracle, and 3Com. He is a scoutmaster and unit commissioner with the Scouts of America.