For the last 25 years, Pete has been driving disruptive business as an entrepreneur and operator. Most recently, Pete joined a new Private Equity fund called The Newcastle Network as a founding Partner. The Newcastle Network provides growth equity investments to consumer companies. It’s focused on orchestrating best-in-class consumer investing with data science, innovation performance marketing and human experience into a scalable integrated investment platform.
Prior to The Newcastle Network, Pete helped launch Fahrenheit 212 in 2005 to help CEOs, founders and PE firms make innovation a more reliable driver of their value creation. The firm’s Day One Mission has not changed. Fahrenheit 212 is committed to being the “teaching hospital for innovation” – the place people who genuinely want to change the world can learn the discipline of innovation to “Make Things Better and Make Better Things.”
Over the course of the last 15+ years, Pete has served in a variety of key roles including Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Managing Partner. His work has impacted all aspects of firm-foundation, structure and evolution from start-up to global network (e.g, org structure, operating model, talent recruitment, curriculum development, training, culture, process, delivery, thought-leadership and growth). He has been responsible for establishing long-term relationships with C-level Executives across F500 sectors and Private Equity firms including Advent International, Bain Capital, Baypine, Carlyle, General Atlantic, Investcorp, JLL, L Catterton, MidOcean and Stripes.
In 2016, Pete co-led the process of selling Fahrenheit 212 to Capgemini SE. Since acquisition, Pete has helped drive integration within Capgemini, scale the team to 100+ people, establish five new offices (Paris, Stockholm, Munich, Atlanta, LA), increase F212 revenue severalfold and generate significant downstream revenue for Capgemini.
Pete is a well-respected thought leader. He's a frequent keynote speaker on innovation, recently speaking at conferences including the Chief Innovation Officers’ Summit, The AmEx Luxury Conference, and Ivy League MBA Innovation Summit, L Catterton Annual Investor Meeting, Mid-Ocean CEO Summit, and Bain Capital Growth Summit. He's an active lecturer at business schools including Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Wharton. His work has been featured in publications including the WSJ, FT, HBR, FastCompany, Inc, and MIT Sloan Business Review.
Pete holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard, where he was a John Harvard Scholar and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He sits on the Boards of CBS Lang Center Of Entrepreneurship and The Partnership For Inner-City Education. He is a Strategic Advisor for the McCance Center For Brain Health at MGH, The Concussion Legacy Foundation and multiple early-stage companies looking to accelerate their growth.
He resides in NYC with his wife and two daughters and spends his time regaling them with stories of his ever-improving glory days as a college football player.
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