Contact info: mail (at) peterstromquist (dot) com
I have spent the past twenty years, initiating, participating, or collaborating in start-up ventures, turnarounds, and overseeing acquired and divested companies. My experience has encompassed over two-dozen ventures, either as principal, consultant, contractor, or employee.
Industry segments covered have included, but not been limited to:
- Conventional media
- New media, including B2B, B2C, backend, service companies, mobile content
- Distilled spirits
- Specialty Retail
- Food manufacturing and distribution
- Consumer finance
- Eco friendly packaging
- Organic flower and vegetable seeds
- Advertiser supported companies
- IP and Licensing
- Investment banking
- International development
- Blogging/social media
- Specialty computer components
- Oil and gas
- Industrial waste water transportation and remediation
- Specialized medical clinics
My experiences have been global in scope. I have had the opportunity to conduct the above businesses across the UK, Western and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, North and South Africa, Mainland China and Hong Kong, across Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia, as well as, of course, North America. I have resided in principal cities in North America, as well as London, Paris, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Beijing.
Mergers and acquisitions experience include over one thousand potential acquisitions analyzed, and initiation or participation in over one hundred closed transactions worldwide. Industries covered include traditional and new media, music publishing, radio and television program syndication companies, film and entertainment ancillary service industries, technology, hardware, software, retail, and food manufacturing and distribution companies.
I have raised funds for projects and new businesses, as principal, intermediary or employee, from sources including private investors, venture capitalists, strategic partners, traditional and investment banks. I have worked with and for, both privately held and publicly held companies.
At the Senior Management level, I have had P/L responsibility for as many as four hundred employees, and territories spanning two and one-half continents. I have previously been employed on a full-time basis by some of the world’s largest media and information service companies.
Recent assignments include interim C level at a stealth media/mobile convergence social community project in Hong Kong; growth capital and strategic advisory for a specialty manufacturer, distributor and retailer; strategic analysis and locating investment participants for an industrial water treatment company, and oversight of the creation and start-up of an incubator / accelerator for the FMCG segment. At each of these assignments I was successful in obtaining investment/finance commitments meeting or exceeding the owner’s mandate and timetable.