Tri-sector Strategist Unlocking Trapped Value.
Accomplished serial entrepreneur and community economic development thought leader bringing a dynamic and insightful mind to tough social and economic issues.
Local living economies.
I have an abiding interest in rural economic development, helping communities that are already livable socially and environmentally to come up with an economic model that works for them. I want to convene and introduce new ideas from my experience as an entrepreneur in community economic development.
I see entrepreneurship as not simply being synonymous with business: rather, it’s a way of looking at the world, and it’s a community development tool. My element is the convergence of community and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is like art — using existing building blocks to evolve a new offering into the world.
Inquiry-driven interdisciplinary education
Founder and CEO of GUTZ EMS
Global management consultant with Kaufman
I cofounded the Capital Investment Network and the IMPACT Mortgage Fund in Canada. I’m interested in designing and implementing alternative investment models that help build and strengthen an economy for all.
Collaborative early-stage investing
Impact mortgage investment corporation
Impact investment acceleration
(private equity search fund),
(local living economies).
“Peter is an entrepreneur and a supporter of entrepreneurs. He is a generous and knowledgeable business expert who can help the most novice or the most experienced businessperson acquire the skills and assets needed to be successful or to continue to excel. He is a quiet machine that keeps much of Victoria BC humming. Can’t say enough about how important he is to the health of our community.”
JEFF HOPKINS – Founder and Principal Educator, Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry