|Thunderbird School of Global Management, International Master of Business Administration||1991|
|Enterpreneurship, Asian Studies|
|Colgate University, Bachelor of Arts||1987|
Peter Van Deventer is an established veteran of global technology market development, with over 25 years of international business experience. Pete has broad P&L and operational leadership capabilities, having expansive experience in greater than 40 different countries. His experiences range from venture-backed CEO to Fortune 100 sales, marketing and operations executive.
From 2005-2012, Pete was SynapSense Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer. He provided fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in creating SynapSense, a company widely recognized as the pioneer and industry leader in both wireless instrumentation and energy efficiency for the data center market. Grew revenues six straight years and structured five financings totaling $42M from seven leading venture capital firms, as well as GE and Bosch.
Prior to SynapSense, Pete spent a decade at Intel Corporation in a variety of sales, marketing and operational roles, including serving on the global Sales and Marketing, Flash Memories, and Mobile Products Group executive staffs. He was the Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for the global ramp of Centrino™ mobile technology and was involved in greater than 100 different technology ramps. Prior to Intel, Pete founded and built three companies.
Pete is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easter Seals Superior (Northern) California, a Board Director for the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), as well as an Advisory Board Member for the Engineering Translational Technology Center in the College of Engineering at University of California Davis. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and holds an International MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management.