Michael P. Cerchiaro
Vice President, Director of International Investments and Operations
Mike joined Forest Investment Associates in 2004 and is currently Vice President, Director of International Investments and Operations. In his role, he travels extensively throughout the world evaluating investments in plantation forestry. He is responsible for all aspects of FIA’s international investment platform. Formerly, he started up and was the Manager of Broad Arrow Timber Company, a subsidiary company charged with the logging and delivery of 1.6 million tons of timber products on an annual basis to various facilities in the U.S. South. He also served as a Regional Investment Forester responsible for timber and alternative land use management on approximately 245,000 acres in Georgia and Florida. Before joining FIA, he was employed by Rayonier Inc. in Fernandina Beach, Florida as a Research Forester. Mike is a member of FIA’s Executive and Investment Committees.
Mike holds a B.S. and M.S. in Forestry from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. with a finance concentration from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He is a member of the Virginia Tech Department of Forestry Advisory Board and has previously served on the Board of the Robinson Council of Young Business Leaders. He is also member of the Society of American Foresters, Soil Science Society of America and various international forestry associations.