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What inspires me more than anything else is helping people discover and achieve their full potential — personally and professionally, contributing to society’s betterment.
It's been my experience that inspired and motivated people, empowered to act with purpose, will make the biggest and most positive impact.
What I offer in service to every team I join is a diversity of experience, a proven innovative mindset, and a practical track-record from within a variety of business models (for-profit, cooperative, and NFP) at various sizes (from start-up, to scale-up, to large multi-national) all having gone through growth episodes.
Pete is known as someone who loves working inside organizations experiencing existential change, especially those redefining customer experiences based on quality, innovation, and citizen-centred service design. He is currently an expert advisor at the Life Sciences Innovation Hub at Innovate Calgary, and on the Board of Imagine Citizens Network.
What makes Peter strategic is his non-linear career trajectory. He has previously held positions in various private and public sectors, including Deputy Minister in the Cabinet Office of the Ontario government, sitting on the Deputy Minister Committee on Technology & Transformation; VP Strategy for Green Shield Canada; and Senior Provincial Director, Major Initiatives of Alberta Health Services, sitting on the Corporate Services and Human Resources Executive Committee; National Director of Enterprise Sales and Market Development at GE Healthcare, where he chaired GE’s Marketing Council.
What cohorts may tap into is his experience from being co-lead of a GE services business that grew from $60 to $100M; and that earlier he held various management and front-line sales roles at Ohmeda, then Datex-Ohmeda (Canada) Inc. which grew from 6$M to over 50$M before it was acquired by GE.
Peter earned his MBA from the joint Kellogg-Schulich program of Northwestern University (Chicago) and York University (Toronto), and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University (Kingston). He also holds two professional designations, that of Certified Health Executive from the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a lifelong learner who has also given back as a sessional instructor in International Entrepreneurship at York’s Schulich MBA program, and in Social Entrepreneurship via the business program at Calgary’s Ambrose University.
Fun Fact: Earlier in life, he was on a team of three who trekked the 95km Donjek Glacier route near the Yukon Alaska border.