Pete is passionate about bringing people together. He is an entrepreneur, engineer, motivator, TED speaker, author, and experienced leader who grew up working on his family’s farm in Butler, PA.
As an Academy student, Pete was active on the basketball and track teams, participated in many clubs, and enjoyed pottery and stone carving. He went on to study mechanical engineering earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Catholic University in Washington, DC, where he continued to play basketball and track and kickstarted a golf team.
Pete began his professional career at Lockheed Martin where he held roles as proposal analyst, environmental sustainability engineer, supervisor, supplier quality, and manufacturing engineer. He led an effort to design and implement Florida’s largest solar carport in 2017. In 2018, Pete went to MTEQ (now QinetiQ), where he led a team of more than 100 engineers and scientists, along with a $30M+ portfolio of multiple programs, to build robots for the U.S. Army that “keep the good guys safe from far away.”
Pete is now growing his own business, Latitude, which is a software platform helping medium and large companies increase internal engagement to amplify retention to attract the talent they need. He also stays balanced and active playing basketball, hiking, cycling, doing farm work, and traveling the globe.