Peter F. DiGiammarino is a professional CEO, professor, and author with more than 35 years of successful experience. He develops and drives teams of high-potential, growth-driven professionals to build successful and fast-growing organizations that solve specific important, pervasive, and persistent problems for public and private, for-profit, and not-for-profit, markets in North America and around the world.
In addition to running companies, he has served public, private, private-equity-owned, and venture-capital-backed technology and service firms, and non-profits, as an adviser and/or board member and has consistently helped them fulfill their potential to perform and grow. He is particularly skilled at helping top teams develop and align their strategy with operations. Peter also helps top teams implement governance, performance metric, incentive, and communications programs to ensure acceptance by their organization and success in the marketplace.
His current work includes serving as:
- Board chairman for:
- A $25M information technology services firm that serves telecommunications companies and government agencies.
- A $15M financial modeling company that serves government and commercial financial organizations.
- A $5M foreign-owned image collection, matching, and distribution firm serving US government intelligence agencies.
- A $3M strategy consulting firm that helps CEOs implement new initiatives by systematically driving cultural evolution.
- Executive Adviser to:
- CEO of a $70M government software and related services firm.
- CEO of a start up that helps growing service and solutions firms develop their ability to manage sales.
- CEO of a start up that turns Web listing services into online marketplaces.
Previously, Peter led Carlyle Group diligence and financing of Compusearch, a $15M software provider to the US Federal Government, from introduction to successful close in just six weeks. He then guided new and existing management as CEO to a smooth transition, implemented financial controls as well as incentive and governance programs, moved from one-product, one-market to many products in two markets. He grew Compusearch to $45M, raised margins, and sold for four times invested capital in five years. Peter stayed on as Chairman of the firm’s Board for another five years at which point the firm was again sold for an internal rate of return over 30%. He continues to advise the firm’s CEO and top team.
Previously, he also served as director of Touchstone Consulting, a private venture, and also as its President for a period. Touchstone grew during Peter’s involvement from 20 people and $4 million to 130 people and $30 million when it was sold to SRA (now Computer Sciences Corporation).
He also served on the board of Aquilent, Inc., financed by Warwick Capital, and as President and COO pulled this $20 million unit out of CommerceOne, then a $400 million software company, and transformed and launched Aquilent as a highly successful independent firm. Peter also sat on the boards of BTG (now L3 Communications) and Hyperion Software (now Oracle) while in key operating roles with these public companies.
From 1977-1996, he was a leader at American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), a billion dollar provider of information technology services and enterprise software solutions to major corporations and government agencies from offices in the major cities of North America and Europe. Peter served on AMS’s executive operating group with direct responsibility for the Finance Industry practice, which he founded and grew profitably to $175M.
Peter holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco business school where he teaches a course, in the Masters of Science department of Organization Development, called Leading Change: Organization Analysis and Strategy based on a workbook he authored while teaching at the American University in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Board of Advisors to the Commonwealth Honors College which he helped found and where he has served in the role of course lecturer.
Peter earned a BS in Computer Science, Economics, and Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.