Pete loves sports. Both watching them (increasing over time) and playing them (decreasing over time). He also loves helping companies solve their most challenging problems, as well as managing professional service organizations. Pete joined Maveron in early 2000 as a partner, and leads the administration of Maveron’s partnerships, including all limited partner matters, and assists with the evaluation and structuring of portfolio investments and exits. As an advisor to Maveron, and a resource for our portfolio companies, he invariably offers a valuable and creative perspective on a wide variety of issues. Pete currently serves on the board for Madison Reed.
Prior to Maveron, Pete was a partner and a member of the managing board of directors of the Seattle law firm Graham & Dunn. During his 19-year legal career, he helped a wide variety of businesses resolve disputes in the areas of contracts, acquisitions, securities, intellectual property, licensing, trade secrets and employment matters. He is a recipient of the Professionalism Award from the Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers' division.
Pete has a long-standing commitment to supporting diabetes research and is a past president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Western Washington chapter. Passionate about his family, their Labrador retriever and sports, Pete and his wife spend most of their free time trying to keep tabs on their college-age sons.
He is a graduate of the University of Washington, from which he received a BA in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, and a law degree with honors.