An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with 28+ years leading myriad Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization.
A trusted thought leader with corporate savvy and substantive technical proficiency, Pete maintains several Advisory Board roles in which Companies leverage Pete’s sophisticated aptitude to facilitate digital transformation, mitigate supply-chain risk, and ensure global growth.
As the Department of Energy’s (DoE) first-ever appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pete served as an innovation advocator for technology transfer of intellectual property, was an effective and credible collaborator across the international research and development community, and leveraged intellect within the national laboratory enterprise to catalyze economic competitiveness.
A self-proclaimed "Connective Tissue Officer," Pete founded Dots and Bridges LLC to satisfy his appetite for connecting dots, building bridges, and nurturing relationships.
Pete received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Most importantly, Pete is blessed with an incredible wife (Betsy) and four amazing children (Jacob, Joshua, Gabrielle, and Zachary).
Dots and Bridges provides an expansive suite of professional services to assist its clients throughout the business lifecycle. Applying a unique complement of creative methods, rooted in the discovery, cultivation, and fostering of relationships, Dots and Bridges helps clients crystallize value proposition, differentiate service offerings, and enable opportunity capture and sustainable, competitive advantage.
Intimate, interactive, and visionary forums showcasing federal, commercial, and academic luminaries intended to extract insights and cultivate relationships
Exposure to disruptive technologies that facilitate innovation, mitigate cyber threat, and expose actionable intelligence
Proven methods and techniques to improve relationship management, align capabilities-to-mission, and shorten the sales cycle
Prospecting, Investigating, and Revealing federally-funding R&D opportunities, i.e. Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs), Grants (SBIR/STTR).