🇺🇸 Butler, PA, USA
Pete grew up on a farm near Pittsburgh, PA, and has been connecting people and leading teams since he learned how to drive a tractor.
He studied mechanical engineering (BS and MS) in Washington, DC at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and went on to work at Lockheed Martin. He was a member of the Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) and held roles as a proposal analyst, environmental sustainability engineer, supervisor, manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, project manager, certified PMP, practicing scrum master, and lean six sigma black belt.
Pete then worked at MTEQ (now QinetiQ) as a program manager, where he led a team of 100+ engineers and scientists to build robots that keep our soldiers safe from far away. As of Fall 2020, he is a full-time entrepreneur and built the engagement platform, Lattus with a proven team from across the country (USA).
Pete is an entrepreneur in residence (EIR) at CUA where he helps teach a human-centered design and social impact class to seniors. The Lattus team understands how to mentor effectively for each situation (what you need when you need it) and has built the platform based on user feedback and academic research. Pete has facilitated more than 1,000 conversations around mentoring since 2016 and has studied 500+ articles/papers/books in order to build Lattus for the world.
He has presented about the power of engagement and mentorship at international conferences, to colleges, high schools, and companies. After a conversation with Pete, you will want to be a part of anything he is working on—he exudes energy and inspires people in every conversation. Pete was Lattus before the tool existed.