Pete was a financial consultant in 2015 and joined SPMB in 2016 as CFO and is now EVP Operations. Pete has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of Finance, Accounting and Management with a unique understanding of Sales and Marketing dynamics. He has run his own consulting business, at various times since the late 1990’s and has worked in and on a myriad of businesses from startups to stable long term endeavors. Notably he has held finance and management positions at firms such as Streetwise Reports, Farallone Pacific Insurance Services, Winetasting.com and Freeborders. Pete grew up in Southern California and holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Business Administration at California State University Long Beach. He then relocated to Northern California, where he worked for The Nature Company and Smith and Hawken out of college. He now resides with his wife and son in Sonoma County.
What sports star would you most like to meet?
Tim Lincecum “The Freak”. He is a three-time baseball world series champion who everyone said couldn’t even make it in the big leagues because of his size.
What are your favorite movies?
Star Wars because of the battle between good and evil. I was fascinated in college by the classics and Roman and Greek myths. Not to mention I am a World War history buff. For me all these elements came together in this film. My dad also worked at USC in 1976 and I was privileged to be able to see a first cut before it was released.
Which band would you love to tour with?
The Who in the 1970’s.. I’ve always wanted to destroy a hotel room. But seriously, this band was the one that got me into performing and learning to play and write music. I still play many Who songs when I perform with my bands.
What are you passionate about?
The pursuit of balance and efficiency. I also passionately believe in that one’s actions speak louder than words.
Who would you trade places with for one month?
A ski host at a major ski resort. I think it would be wonderful to just be on a mountain assisting people and skiing on my breaks just for a month.