Peter F. DiGiammarino is a professional CEO, professor, and author with 35+ years of success practically applying behavioral theory to lead and guide public, private, venture-backed, and private equity-owned for-profit, and not-for-profit ventures in North America and around the world.
In addition to running technology and service organization, he serves as an adviser and/or board member who consistently help leaders, teams, and organization reach their potential to perform and grow.
He is particularly skilled at helping top teams develop and align their skill mix and 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 $15M data analytics and modeling firm that serves government and commercial financial organizations.
- A $10M foreign-owned image collection, matching, and distribution firm serving US government intelligence agencies.
- A $5M firm that helps US defense organizations assess, manage, and develop their workforce capacity to perform complex functions.
- Executive Advisor to:
- CEO of a startup that helps growing service and solutions firms develop their ability to manage sales.
- CEO of a startup that turns Web listing services into online marketplaces.
Previously, Peter led Carlyle Group diligence and financing of Compusearch (now Unison), a $15M software provider, from introduction to a 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 the firm 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 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. His course is now offered online to executive teams as the Manage to Lead Immersion Program: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University and the University of San Francisco.
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.