Pete joined Halogen Software as Chief Financial Officer in September 2006, and is directly responsible for the Company’s finance and administration, legal, information technology, and security, risk and compliance functions. With 25 years of financial management experience, Pete was instrumental in guiding the company through their Initial Public Offering on the TSX in May 2013, and has helped the company grow to over 450 employees in 6 different countries.
Prior to joining Halogen, Pete was a Managing Partner at Axis Capital Corporation, investing in early stage technology companies. He was actively involved in the strategic direction of many of the firm's portfolio companies, serving as a Director for several of them. In 2001, Pete was recognized for his leadership and contributions as a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal's "Top Forty under 40" award. Prior to founding Axis, Pete was a Senior Tax Manager at Deloitte LLP, servicing its high technology clients.
Pete has served on a number of private and not-for-profit boards including Axis Capital Corporation (acquired by BEST Funds in 2006), Tarian Software Inc. (acquired by IBM in 2002), the Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA), AssetMetrix Inc. (acquired by Microsoft in 2006), and Athletics Canada.
Pete is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University.