Peter consults with A/E/C firms in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, internal ownership transitions, business valuations, strategic and operational planning, employee performance evaluation systems and incentive compensation plans.
He became a PSMJ consultant following a lengthy career in the A/E/C industry with considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, ownership transition, and strategic and operational planning.
Before joining PSMJ, Peter held the role of President/CEO for the 140-person New York-based engineering firm Edwards & Zuck. In his 20-year career with Edwards & Zuck, Peter was responsible for leading organic growth both inside the United States and internationally, including opening an office in Shanghai, China. After an unsuccessful acquisition of Edwards & Zuck by a private equity firm in 2000, Peter played a key role in leading the firm’s diversification into commissioning, telecommunication, and sustainability design. He also successfully navigated the firm through major market volatility events, such as the financial crisis of 2009.
From 2009 to 2015, Peter rolled out an internal stock transition plan for other partners at Edwards & Zuck and then led the sale of the firm to Stantec in 2016.
Peter has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance from Iona College. He is a licensed engineer in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and California. He has three children and four grandchildren with a passion for golf, squash, and chess.