Prior to co-founding Heritage Partners, Peter was director of Spencer Stuart’s Life Sciences and Industrial sectors. His clients included large pharmaceuticals and bio-tech start-ups, as well as major European and American manufacturers. Through 1999, he managed Spencer Stuart’s Brussels office; there his clients included Janssen Pharmaceutica, Toyota Motors Europe and Rexam PLC. Over 90% of his assignments were pan-European, which required sourcing candidates from around the globe.
Peter started his search career with the Curtiss Group, a regional U.S. search firm in Boca Raton, Florida. Before that he spent seven years with Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) in Switzerland, Ecuador and The Dominican Republic with leadership roles in strategic planning, financial control and marketing/sales.
Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economic Sciences from St. Ignatius University in Antwerp, Belgium, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and German in addition to his native Dutch. An avid tennis player and outdoorsman, Peter lives in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Neera.