Pete is an experienced early stage company builder focused on commercializing breakthrough biotech and cleantech platforms. He has experience in general management, business development, corporate development, R&D program management, strategy, and operations.
From 2010 to 2016, Pete held a variety of leadership roles at TerraVia (NASDAQ: TVIA; formerly Solazyme), an industrial biotech company that manufactures designer oils, including Vice President of Strategy. Pete played an integral role in raising over $600M of investment capital, led the development and launch of a novel animal nutrition ingredient, and drove TerraVia’s re-positioning as a food and specialty ingredients company.
Earlier in his career, Pete was a Vice President at EarthWater Global (now Geovesi), a water exploration and development company; a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group; and the Director of Development at StreetSquash, a start up urban youth enrichment program, where he led a $10M Capital Campaign to build a youth center in Harlem.
Pete holds an AB in History from Harvard, where he was Captain of the squash team and an All-American, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School. Pete serves on the Board of Directors of InSITE, a graduate student fellowship program fostering entrepreneurship.