Managing Director, NGEN Partners
Peter is the founder and Managing Member of NGEN Partners, LLC. Peter invests in sustainable businesses with innovative solutions to impact the world’s biggest problems. His passion for the environment and improved utilization of natural and material resources has taken him from operating traditional manufacturing companies to technology and ultimately to found NGEN in 2001. Peter has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, operating executive, and growth equity investor. He has grown the firm from one of the earliest to invest in sustainable technologies, to a firm with three funds with over $500 million under management. NGEN invests in consumer-facing brands and services that span various sectors, from personal care to energy efficiency products and innovative agricultural solutions: all with the goal of changing consumer behavior to improve consumer and environmental health.
Prior to NGEN, Peter made diverse private investments, ranging from leveraged buyouts and leveraged recapitalizations to early venture investments in materials science enterprises. Peter has had successful investment exits in a variety of companies in the manufacturing and retail sectors. He gained early career experience as an executive in a global manufacturing family business, working in Germany as well as the United States.
Peter is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Enzymedica, Native Foods Café, BrightFarms, Fallbrook Technologies and Encycle and is an observer on the Boards of Soraa, Renew Financial, Choose Energy and Two Moms in the Raw. He was chosen as a 2012 Power Player in Greentech by AlwaysOn.
Peter is a graduate of Yale University and the Phillips Exeter Academy. He is an avid outdoorsman and former Division 1 oarsman, and in his next life aspires to be an Olympian in at least two sports. He is passionate about making the world a better place and is on the advisory board of the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, focused on educating children on the importance of the environment. Not surprisingly, he spends all his free time with his wife and four children.