Peter joined Connecticut Innovations in 1995. He manages CI¹s array of initiatives, including its venture capital investments, laboratory infrastructure fund and support service initiatives. Under his leadership, CI introduced the Pre-Seed Support Services Program, Connecticut Clean Tech Fund and CTech, an entrepreneurial assistance initiative. Additionally, Peter oversees the administration of the ratepayer-funded Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.
Peter has invested in over 20 early-stage investment opportunities across a variety of technology sectors, leading CI investments in Achillion Pharmaceuticals (IPO 2006), CYA Technologies (sold to enChoice), Nufern (sold to Rofin-Sinar), Neuvis (sold to Rational Software), Perimeter eSecurity, Post-N-Track, Optiwind and Transaction Methods. He serves on the boards of CYA Technologies, ExeCue, Optiwind and Post-N-Track. He is a board observer of Perimeter eSecurity and Transaction Methods.
In addition, Peter serves on the advisory board of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering, the board of the Connecticut Technology Council and the State of Connecticut¹s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council.
Prior to being named president and executive director of CI in 2007, Peter was a member of CI¹s investment team and most recently was chief investment officer for CI. He also previously served as controller of CI before he joined the investment team.
Peter is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut and holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Hartford. Peter also served six years in the Connecticut Army National Guard.
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