Education: Northwestern University; BA, 1978
Former Position: Managing Director, Salomon Brothers
Peter Bloom is currently an Advisory Director at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, where he worked as a Managing Director for 15 years before retiring at the end of 2009. Since he joined the firm in 1995, Peter led global technology due diligence on prospective investments, provided technology and risk management assistance to CEO's and senior management teams of portfolio companies as well as guidance on emerging technology trends for GA, its stakeholders, and several private and public entities.
Peter is currently a member of the Risk Management Committee of Gavilon, one of the world's largest agricultural trading firms conducting business in over 25 countries. He is also a technology and board advisor to GETCO, a leading electronic market maker which actively engages in 50 financial markets globally. Peter serves as a Director of Passur Aerospace, which provides specialized analytical services and business intelligence to major airlines and airports based on advanced signal processing technology.
Prior to joining General Atlantic, Peter spent thirteen years at Salomon Brothers in a variety of roles in both technology and fixed income sales and trading. As the Managing Director of the company's U.S. Technology Division, he led the team that was responsible for recovering the trading capability of 11 firms following the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. While at Salomon Brothers, he received the Carnegie Mellon/AMS Achievement Award in Managing Information Technology. Peter graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a B.A. in Computer Studies and Economics.
He served as a member of the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force and as a judge for the Lemelson-MIT Invention Awards and the Legatum Fortune Technology Prize. He was a founding member of the BP Digital and Communications Technology Advisory Board and the New School for Social Research Technology Advisory Board. He is an active member of Business Executives for National Security and a consultant on security related technology issues as well as a member of the FCC Technical Advisory Council. Peter is a frequent speaker to private, educational and public sector organizations on technology related issues.
Peter has served on several public, private and non-profit boards. He is the Chairman of DonorsChoose.org, which was named the most innovative charity in America by Stanford Business School and Amazon. Peter is also the co-founder and Chairman of Peak Rescue Institute, which teaches advanced rescue skills to first responders in law enforcement, public health and the military. He is a board member of The Food Bank for New York City, the Cancer Research Institute and an Associate Founder of Singularity University.
Peter was raised in Binghamton, NY and lives in Brooklyn, NY. In 1987, he and his wife retraced Napoleon's route from Poland to Moscow on their tandem bicycle.
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