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Here’s what other people think:
“Peter had a rare combination of abilities that allowed him to create and drive a technical vision from at least three perspectives: 1. Business Value Proposition: Define and discuss the vision with customers in a way that relates their actual problems and concerns 2. High Level Technical Perspective: Create a high-level vision that includes aspects like an architecture, technology choices, patterns for solving common types of problems, engineering processes for building the software, plans for deploying the vision across organizational disciplines. 3. The nuts and bolts: Understands enough of the nuts and bolts in order to could put the right things in play to realize this vision. I have never met an individual with all these skill in my 12+ years in this industry.”
Dan Lishingman, Software Developer, Matrikon
“To say Peter is passionate about technology would be like saying the Beatles were an “OK” band, it doesn’t do him justice. There has to be a better way to describe his energy, commitment, creativity, and ability to engage the minds of those around him. He is ‘inertialess’ and is able to quickly overcome obstacles. Peter is a man of integrity and during the six years that I have worked with him I have never known him to compromise it.”
Jay Funnell, Chief Software Architect, Matrikon Inc.
“I have been working with Peter since 1995 and I’m lucky under his mentorship from that time. With Peter I was working on different projects on Oil & Gas company, starting with Material Balance, KPI, Balance Scorecard, Integration system and Volumetric system for whole company.
Peter has incredible passion about his work and Peter’s innovative ideas had a profound effect on the technological direction the company took, making it an attractive proposition to larger multi nationals. Peter is one of the only people I know who is able to communicate his ideas and enthusiasm in such a unique way that ensures the ‘buy in’ of other key stake holders within the organization.
I believe Peter is a genius and technology visionary, he has unique way to anticipate the future and finds a way to make it comprehensible for those around him in the present and as person I believe he is unique because that encourage people to do more that they believe they can.”
Guillermo Losada, Sr Production Management – Technical Lead, Matrikon Inc.
“I have had the honor of working with Peter for somewhere around 4 years in various roles directly or indirectly managed by Peter. I have always been amazed by how much there is to Peter. He is a brilliant visionary with a passion for technology. He is well versed in technologies that support his vision, whether they are mainstream or emerging areas. He can take these technologies and envision and create solutions to complex technical and business domain problems. Beyond the technical brilliance, Peter is a great educator and spokes man. Peter does a great job of explaining very intricate and difficult technical details to other technical people in order to realize implementation of that vision. At the same time, Peter can adapt to the communication needs of other stakeholders involved in the projects and products he’s managing.
Peter is an extremely hard working individual. He never seems to stop working or thinking. Even laden with heavy travel, Peter doesn’t slow down, but merely appears to live and work in 3 parts of the world simultaneously. When he’s not working hard, there is a very interesting personal side full of interesting hobbies and interesting conversations. I will miss having those conversations in person.
I would certainly invite the opportunity to work with Peter again in the future. I learned a lot, grew a lot and can see that I have much to improve if I am to become a shadow of what he has been for these past 4 years.”
Greg Hansen, Software Developer, Matrikon Inc.