Prior to Pintoresco, he has served in senior executive positions responsible for strategy, investments, alliances, operations, financings and mergers & acquisitions for multi-billion dollar financial and operating companies conducting business worldwide.He has served on a number of corporate boards and in C-level positions.
Previously, Mr. Peterson was the founder of a WiFi network company; was President, Global Partnerships for an AT&T affiliate company; and was Senior VP for European operations of Level 3 Communications, Inc., a $5 billion public company, where he led business lines with $115 million in revenues and 300 employees with operations in 7 countries throughout Europe.
Before Level 3, Mr. Peterson was Senior VP, Strategy and Corporate Development for Concert Communications, a $7 billion independent joint venture company of AT&T and British Telecom, with 7000 employees and offices in 52 countries. He led all global strategy, worldwide business development, all mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, investments and investment portfolio management.
He was also CEO of Sharinga Networks, Inc., an AT&T affiliated internet software and network technologies company. Prior to Concert, Mr. Peterson was Executive Director, Corporate Development for BellSouth Corporation, a $25 billion company. He led international mergers & acquisitions activity and was the architect of BellSouth's European strategy. He successfully concluded $30 billion of mergers & acquisitions in 25 countries.
Before BellSouth, he was a high finance VP with Wachovia Corporation, Mitsubishi Bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and SunTrust Banks, serving Fortune 500 corporations.
A Navy veteran, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, the youngest officer ever to attain full professional qualifications on an aircraft carrier. Mr. Peterson was a National Merit Scholar, receiving his BA in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1986, where he was an Echols Scholar, as well as a Rodman Scholar in Nuclear Engineering. He earned his MBA in Finance (Magna Cum Laude) from the R. B. Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech in 1992.