Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Pete is responsible for leading the company’s business operations nationally, executing Diligent’s business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide. His experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving revenue growth. Previously Pete served as Senior Vice President of Corporate development where he was responsible for all aspects of business growth for Diligent. This included strategic analysis of various business growth and development opportunities and partner management, including alliances. Pete has held the positions of Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Operations and has been instrumental in the phenomenal growth of Diligent.

With over 35 years in the IT Industry, Pete has served in numerous leadership positions. Prior to joining Diligent, Pete was the Director for various lines of business for Lockheed Martin Information Technology Services. In that position, Pete managed over $85 million in annual revenue, over 400 employees, and was responsible for all aspects of the business. Pete was recognized with numerous performance awards including the Lockheed Martin President’s Award for Management.

Pete graduated from Texas A&M University – Institute of Electronic Science. Pete is active in AFCEA, serves on the Tournament Leadership Committee for the Valero Texas Open, and has devoted his time to many charities and ministries within the city of San Antonio.