Peter Santora - Managing Partner of Executive Blueprint Inc.
For over 30 years, Peter Santora has amassed a record of successful client engagements and achieved recognition throughout his professional tenure in top-tier global business consulting and retained executive search firms. He is a recognized industry expert in conducting high level, retained executive searches and advisory assignments that span regions, both domestically and internationally.
Peter has a strong success record of building management teams for next-stage, fast-growth and transformational cultures with various B2B, B2C and B2B2C business models across industries, segments and sectors, especially as they relate to key leadership that drives revenue growth and manages profitability whether through technology, analytics, products or services.
Career Background: Peter has served as a client-facing and delivery partner, as well as a specialty practice leader and subject matter expert, for the top-tier and most recognized private and public organizations in their respective professional services sectors including: Marcus & Millichap, Arthur Andersen, Korn/Ferry International and Boyden Global. Growing up on the east coast in New York City, he began his career in corporate operations for Izod-Lacoste, a one-time General Mills company, working in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He developed an appreciation for the importance of brand awareness, the demands it requires to deliver superior quality products and services, as well as a customer-centric philosophy.
Professional Profile: Peter is highly regarded for his business acumen, knowledge of the trade, and professionalism by his peers, clients, executive candidates, and the business community alike. Embracing the role of a trusted and valued business advisor, he has also developed a reputation for successfully leading sensitive, confidential and complex client initiatives—augmenting existing senior management teams for critical business P&L roles and key function specialists— all supporting an organization’s growth and transformation objectives. His dedication and insights provide innovative solutions that blend both tested and proven methodologies with adaptive client nuances and requirements, creating a high touch, high performance process resulting in positive outcomes. He has been recognized for high customer satisfaction scores and a solid record of placements tenure within various cultures and environments.
Client Portfolio Dimensions, Profiles & Overview: His client portfolio includes top-recognized brands in their space that span the revenue spectrum and related size/scale from small, mid to large cap domestic and multinational organizations that cross all ownership structures including: private equity owned, public, not-for-profit (that run like a business), private investor backed, and founder-owned organizations. These diverse environments require various executive levels of tested and successful management skills, profiles, and leadership behaviors to satisfy this diverse and full range of environments, business nuances and cultural dynamics. Peter understands these many complex vectors at play, and partners with his clients and prospective executive candidates alike to create the appropriate process and customized experience.
Executive Search Expertise Summary: Having conducted hundreds of executive level searches, Peter is an expert in his field and has gained valuable working knowledge developing and deploying client strategies, messaging, recruiting that attract desired executives. He utilizes his working knowledge, deep experiences and executive profile expertise while deploying proven search methodologies and practices; achieving a successful process and placement for clients while providing thoughtful career insights to candidates. Though he has specific industry and functional practices specialization in technology and manufacturing based products & services, he has gained universal leadership trends and insights; understanding the subtle market approaches to helping client’s position their value offering; providing valuable and innovative leadership business solutions; and, identifying key players, as well as, ‘out of the box’ executive profiles within the five major industry groups across senior management, P&L operatives and specialized managerial functions.
Peter has provided relevant trends, thought leadership, and career strategies in his articles, publications and speaking engagements. He has been a member of education advisory boards and lectures at corporate associations and universities.