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Peter Biere
Peter is an operationally focused senior financial executive, having spent 30 years building value in middle market and emerging growth companies and start-ups in private and public ownership structures.

At A Glance

  • CFO, Interim CEO and general management assignments
  • Middle market, emerging and start-ups
  • Public, private, venture-backed, closely-held
  • High growth, transitioning, turnaround
  • Retail-direct, R&D, software, natural resources, financial services, food
  • IPO, public and private equity, commercial finance, government contracts
  • SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Strategic planning, forecast modeling and budgeting
  • M&A, negotiation, financing, financial integration
  • ERP systems, business analytics and reporting, process improvement
  • International acquisition/licensing, off-shoring

Key Leadership Accomplishments

  • Grew a private $70 million direct retailer into a $500+ million public company
  • Successfully sold a VC-backed private company ($140 million) and engineered a public company merger ($90 million combined)
  • Implemented strategic planning, budgeting and performance measurement  which enabled sustainable growth

Bio

Peter Biere is an operationally focused senior financial executive, having spent 30 years building value in middle market and emerging growth companies and start-ups in private and public ownership structures, including eight years as CFO of two NASDAQ traded companies. Peter’s industry expertise includes retail-direct, high technology R&D and services, software, natural resources, financial services and food manufacturing. Peter has experienced a range of business life-cycles from start-up to transition to high-growth to turnaround and has provided leadership in areas including business formation, multiple-stage funding, extreme cash management, business support systems, team-building, exit strategies including IPO and M&A, SEC reporting, SOX implementation and compliance as well as performing interim CEO, COO and general management assignments. Peter holds a BBA and MA in Accounting, both from the University of Iowa, and is a CPA (inactive, Texas).