Peter W. Mullin
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Peter W. Mullin is Founding Chairman of Mullin Barens Sanford Financial. Peter has consulted on executive compensation and benefit issues for more than 40 years for public and privately held firms across a variety of industries, including many Fortune 500 companies. He has authored numerous articles on executive compensation and benefit planning.
Peter is also a Founder and Chairman of M Financial Holdings Incorporated (M Financial Group), one of the nation’s premier financial services design and product distribution companies. Through a network of more than 140 independent firms, including Mullin Barens Sanford, and a member-owned reinsurance company, M Financial serves the financial and life insurance needs of corporations, executives, and affluent individuals. Peter is also a Chairman of M Financial Re, a national reinsurance company.
Prior to the formation of Mullin Barens Sanford, Peter served as Chairman of MullinTBG, a leading non-qualified benefits firm he founded in Los Angeles in 1969. Peter serves on the Boards of Main Management, Good Samaritan Hospital, Art Center College of Design, and St. John’s Health Center, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board at Occidental College. He is the past Chairman and a current member of the Board of Visitors of the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also the current Chairman of the Music Center Foundation, Chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum, President of the American Bugatti Club, and a member of the Bugatti Trust. He is a retired board member of Avery Dennison.
Peter is also the Founder and Chairman of The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California. The museum is an homage to the art deco and the machine age—eras that produced exquisite art and magnificent automobiles. The museum is home to the finest historic French automobiles, from the Bugatti to the Voisin, as well as significant and representative decorative art from the 1920s and 1930s. The New York Times describes the museum as a “collection of gemlike structures… displayed just as you might have seen them had you attended one of the Paris auto salons in the Art Deco era between the world wars.”
Peter attended the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.
He and his wife, Merle, reside in Brentwood, California. In their home in Italy, they produce olive oil, wine, honey, and raise Cinta Senese pigs for prosciutto. They have six children between them and eleven grandchildren.