Peter is Vice President and Director, Worldwide Corporate Development at Amazon.com, where he focuses on software, internet, and commerce acquisitions and direct investments.
Before joining Amazon.com, Peter worked at Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds, where he led investments in Trinity Convergence, TapRoot Systems, and Artifact Software. He also worked closely with MAVF portfolio companies Inphonic, Provox Technologies, and Geovue.
Prior to joining MAVF, Peter was an investment banker at JP Morgan in the mergers and acquisitions group, working closely with a number of early-stage companies and leading several private equity transactions. In addition, Peter worked as a product manager in Hewlett-Packard's Future Products Marketing group, where he developed their strategy for entering the interactive television and Internet appliance marketplace.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Peter graduated from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he was selected as an Austin Scholar. His undergraduate experience included graduating Phi Beta Kappa, receiving the Keith G. Funston Memorial Award in economics, studying at Cambridge University in England, and earning four varsity letters in ice hockey and a BA degree from Trinity College.
Peter served his fellowship under mentor Marc Benson at Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds in Reston, VA, as a member of Class 6.