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Mr. Michael A. Peterson

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Peter G. Peterson Foundation
712 Fifth Avenue 48Th Floor
New York , New York 10019
United States

Company Description: A: PGPF is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening America's future, and to accelerating action on...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master's degree , Economics
    London School of Economics
  • Brown University
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IIE Board of Directors, 6 Feb 2016 [cached]
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Michael A. Peterson President and Chief Operating Officer, Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
GPX Realty Partners, L.P., 23 Dec 2015 [cached]
Michael A. Peterson GPX Realty Partners, L.P.
Michael A. Peterson
Michael A. Peterson, President & Co-Founder
Michael A. Peterson
As President and Co-Founder of GPX Enterprises, L.P., Michael Peterson brings significant corporate finance expertise, combined with leadership and hands-on operating experience in successful corporations.
In addition to his role at GPX, Mr. Peterson serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and accelerating action on America's long-term fiscal challenges. Michael also serves as CEO of Peterson Management, LLC, which manages the Peterson family assets.
Prior to founding GPX, Mr. Peterson served as Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and a Director of ATX Communications, Inc., a publicly traded communications company. At ATX, he was responsible for many significant operational and financial achievements over a multi-year period, including improving the Company's profitability by more than $120 million on an annual basis, and the successful recapitalization of approximately $800 million of debt and preferred stock. Mr. Peterson was a member of the executive management team of CoreComm Limited, a publicly traded communications business, which he merged with ATX in 2000.
Prior to joining CoreComm and ATX, Mr. Peterson was the Director of Corporate Development for NTL Incorporated, a publicly traded international cable and telecommunications company. During this period, he led many significant corporate finance transactions, including debt and equity financings and mergers and acquisitions totaling several billion dollars. During his tenure, NTL became the largest cable company in the United Kingdom, with more than $15 billion of invested capital.
Mr. Peterson was also a member of the management teams of Cellular Communications International, Inc., which was sold to Olivetti SpA and Mannesmann AG for $1.7 billion in 1999, and Cellular Communications of Puerto Rico, Inc., which was sold to SBC Communications Inc. for approximately $800 million in 1999.
Prior to joining NTL, Mr. Peterson had a successful career in corporate finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, which has since been acquired by Credit Suisse First Boston. Here, he completed a wide range of successful transactions totaling several billion dollars, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, initial public offerings and high yield debt transactions. His clients included, among others: AT&T, Barnes & Noble, Marvel Entertainment Group, Comcast Corporation, and Cellular Communications, Inc.
Michael is active in civic and philanthropic organizations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; serves as a Trustee of WNET; and is a Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. In 2014, he received the Corporate Community Achievement Award from the Northside Center for Child Development. In recognition of his significant achievements at a young age, Michael received the "40 Under 40" award from the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2003.
Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Honors from Brown University, where he was awarded the Taubman Prize for his thesis. He received his Master's degree from the London School of Economics.
Peter G. Peterson Foundation | About the Foundation, 7 Jan 2016 [cached]
Led by Founder and Chairman Pete Peterson and President and CEO Michael Peterson, the Foundation works with leading policy experts, elected officials, and the public to build support for solutions to put America on a sustainable fiscal path.
Michael A. Peterson
President and CEO
"Improving healthcare performance must be ..., 27 Oct 2015 [cached]
"Improving healthcare performance must be one of the nation's most important priorities," said Peterson Foundation President and COO Michael A. Peterson.
» Michael Peterson, Executive Board » iBuilding, 29 Sept 2012 [cached]
Michael Peterson, Executive Board
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Michael is currently President and Co-Founder of GPX Enterprises, LP, a private investment firm focused on the sponsorship, development, and management of selected private equity investments. He is also President and CEO of Peterson Management, LLC, which manages the Peterson family assets, including the creation and launch of The Fiscal Times, a digital media service devoted to comprehensive reporting on fiscal, budgetary, health care, and economic issues.
In addition to these leadership roles, Michael is Vice Chairman of the Peterson Foundation where Michael combines his extensive private sector experience with his dedication to public service and the common good. He oversees the strategic direction of the Foundation, guiding policy and shaping strategy for its major initiatives, key partnerships and long-term objectives.
Business and finance have been at the center of Michael's private sector career, but public policy and economics have also been important areas of focus for him for many years. After studying public policy and graduating magna cum laude and with honors from Brown University, Michael earned a Master's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. He worked on the Clinton and Dukakis presidential campaigns, served as a Congressional Aide to Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, and conducted research for both the Committee for Economic Development and the Institute for International Economics. In recognition of his significant business achievements at a young age, Michael received the "40 Under 40" award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Michael remains active in civic and philanthropic organizations. A former board member at the American Heart Association, he is a founding member of CGI Lead, a group of some of the world's most accomplished young leaders selected by President Clinton to develop unique solutions the world's most pressing challenges. Michael is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has established his own foundation, which focuses on a variety of philanthropic areas.
Michael Peterson, Executive Board
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