Peter is our passionate philosopher; "Thinking should not be a lost art."
Global Impact: United States, Brazil, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom
Born in Harrisburg, PA, Peter enlisted after high school and after graduating from West Point served as an infantry officer in airborne and mechanized infantry assignments, including seven years as citizen soldier and company commander in the NY National Guard. Peter has over 14,000 hours and 30+ years of experience in executive coaching and delivering leadership development programs to businesses and non-profits. He facilitates leadership and ethics education programs for organizations and business schools around the country. Prior to founding Priority Thinking® in 2003, Peter gained extensive leadership experience over a career of thirty-plus (30+) years including general management and senior level executive assignments as a CEO, COO and division president in the U.S. and Mexico. Peter designed, built and led two large-scale production facilities—one in Mexico—from the ground up and led three lean transformations that yielded significant sales, throughput and gross margin improvements. Peter also conducted turn-around assignments as a President and CEO. Periodically, he enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor of business ethics at St. John Fisher College, and for nine years he was a visiting educator on ethical leadership and crisis leadership at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Now, Peter’s work through the Institute 4 Priority Thinking helps leaders and their teams to achieve significant performance improvements while reducing risks and embedding ethical power into decision making at every level. Peter supports clients as an executive coach, organizational consultant and ethics educator for businesses, nonprofits and undergraduate & graduate schools. He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Good Will Leader and weekly writes articles for the Q&A columnist, and Leader Time®. Peter utilizes EthicsPoll—a robust platform he developed to diagnose a company's ethical/culture. His leader model core value proposition: (1) INCREASES performance; (2) REDUCES risk and (3) EMBEDS ethical power into decision making at every level of the organization.
Peter and his wife Debbie have seven children and ten grandchildren.
Honors and Achievements:
Pete earned the Expert Infantry Badge and successfully graduated from Airborne and Pathfinder Schools. Named to 2014 & 2015 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World. Certified as a Lean-Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) through Villanova University
M.S. from University of Southern California; M.S. from the College of Engineering at the Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology; and an M.B.A. from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, NY.
When he is not busy serving his clients, Peter can be found pursuing his life-long passion for philosophy through part-time graduate studies at Holy Apostles College.