Peter is the Board's Lead Independent Director.
He also serves as the non-executive chairman of Sophos plc, a global security software company listed on the London Stock Exchange, a role he also held from May 2006 to September 2012. In addition, between September 2012 and July 2015, Peter served as Sophos’ Lead Independent Director. He also serves on the boards of directors of the following publicly traded companies: RealPage, Inc., a provider of property management software; Pegasystems, Inc., a provider of business process management software and services; and Carbonite, Inc., a provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions. Peter also serves on the board of a number of privately held technology companies and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
Previously, Peter served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ascential Software, a market leader in data integration software, and its predecessor companies VMark Software, Ardent Software, and Informix, from 1996 until it was acquired by IBM in April 2005. Peter also served on the boards of directors of EnerNOC, Inc. a provider of energy management solutions, from 2013 to 2015; Cimpress N.V. (formerly Vistaprint), a global e-commerce provider of marketing services to small business, from 2009 to 2015; Lawson Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise applications software from 2006 to 2011; Applix, Inc., a business intelligence software company from 2000 to 2007; BladeLogic, Inc., a data center automation company, from 2006 to 2008; Netezza, a provider of data warehouse appliances, from 2008 to 2010; and webMethods, Inc., an enterprise integration software business, from 2005 to 2007.
Peter holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. in mathematics from Columbia University. Peter brings over 40 years of experience in technology, sales, marketing, and general management within the computer systems and software industry in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. In addition, he currently serves and has previously served on the boards of directors of public and private companies and has extensive experience with strategic acquisitions and divestitures, team building and corporate governance.