Peter draws on his more than 20 years of leadership experience in the technology sector, with success building and scaling software businesses in roles ranging from founder and start-up CEO to C-Level Executive across multi-billion dollar portfolios at Cognos, IBM & CA Technologies.
Today, Peter is active in advisory and board roles with businesses looking to accelerate growth and scale through direct and acquired innovation and brings particular focus to the opportunities in advanced analytics, cloud transformation and big data.
At CA Technologies, Peter was directly responsible for more than 5000 people across the 5 business units that drive the company’s growth in IT Management, DevOps, Cloud, Performance Management and Security for the Enterprise market.
As a C-Level Executive, Peter also led growth initiatives through M&A, Industry Solutions, and the establishment of the CA Technologies Innovation Center; driving mobile-first software products and the transition to SaaS offerings and business models, and the acquisition and integration of companies such as ITKO, Nimsoft and Layer7.
At IBM, Peter was Vice President of Business Analytics and Applications and a key driver in building the Business Analytics division within the IBM Software Group, including the acquisition and integration of SPSS, Clarity, OpenPages and Cognos.
Peter also served on the executive team for Cognos Inc., a global leader of Business Analytics and Performance Management software, where he led Strategy, Product Management and R&D over the companies 10 year growth phase to $1B in revenue and the subsequent sale of Cognos to IBM for $5B in 2008.
Peter joined Cognos in 1998 upon its acquisition of Relational Matters PLC, a data analytics company where he was co-founder and CEO. Peter has also held positions in management consulting and in the financial services industry.
Peter is currently an advisor to Bridge Growth Partners in New York and serves on the Board of Directors for Accedian and Neurotech. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering with 1st Class Honors from Brighton University in England.