Peter joined Polaris Partners in 2003 and is now a Venture Partner serving on the Boards of BlackArrow, JIBE, Adcade, Localytics, and Quantcast. Peter spent 11 years at Polaris, investing in SaaS, Ad Tech, Analytics, and Internet companies. Peter also led Polaris’ executive recruiting team, where he worked across the firm’s portfolio to advise CEOs on executive hires and talent development
Peter has spent the last 18 years recruiting for and investing in high-growth technology companies. Peter is currently a Partner at JM Search and a leader of the firm’s technology practice, where he conducts CEO and CXO searches for private equity and venture capital backed SaaS and Consumer Internet companies. Peter brings a very unique perspective to executive recruiting with his experience as an investor, board member, and operating executive. Before joining Polaris, Peter was a Managing Director of Ramsey Beirne Associates, which was the leading executive search firm for high-growth, venture capital-backed technology companies. Searches he completed include CEOs and CXOs for Excite, @home, Mapquest, Bankrate, Ask Jeeves, Digital Cities, Macromedia, Careerpath, Epinions, WebTV and Primedia. For the first 15 years of his career, Peter was a successful sales and marketing executive in the consumer media industry, holding leadership roles at QVC, New England Sports Network, Showtime Entertainment, and MTV Networks. Peter was a founding team member of both QVC and NESN.