Peter Beyer Promoted to Chief Financial Officer

January 28, 2013 -- Home Forward has promoted Peter Beyer, the agency's controller, to chief financial officer.  He reports to Executive Director Steve Rudman and replaces Todd Salvo, who retired after seven years as CFO.

Photo of Peter Beyer"We are excited to have Peter in his new role," Rudman said.  "With 116 properties and an operating budget of more than $100 million, Home Forward will benefit greatly from his proven ability to navigate the complexities of our funding and regulatory environments.  He's also been responsible for many significant improvments in our Accounting and Finance operations since he joined us in 2006."

As controller, Beyer co-led implementation of a major initiative to reform the agency's rent policies and managed a variety of initiatives that reduced costs and improved efficiencies.  Those included selecting a new audit services firm and renegotiating a banking contract, which together resulted in more than $100,000 in annual savings.  He also led efforts to pay landlords through electronic funds transfer and created an internal review function for new activities that assesses risk to the agency.  For the past two years he has participated on a national workgroup to improve performance standards and metrics for housing authorities that operate with Moving to Work deregulation authority.

Beyer joined Home Forward from Thresholds, Illinois' largest non-profit mental health provider, where he was controller.  Before that he held finance, accounting, and audit positions of increasing responsibility at Browne Business Solutions, Andrew Corporation, and Deloitte & Touche.  He has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and received his Certified Public Accountant registration from Illinois in 1994.

He is an adjunct professor at Portland State University's School of Business and established an accounting internship program at Home Forward.  His memberships include the Oregon CPA Society, the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association.