Pete Pedersen is a Managing Principal and founder of Brightfields. He has over twenty-five years experience in law, corporate finance, and business with special expertise in corporate control transactions and transactions involving environmentally impaired properties.
Previously, Mr. Pedersen was a corporate attorney and Vice President for Corporate Development at Thermo Electron Corporation and a Principal at EnCapital, Inc. While at Thermo, he managed acquisition campaigns, venture capital investments, and initial public offerings. He also conceived, founded and managed Thermo's consulting practice for facilitating the redevelopment of contaminated properties and the mitigation of contingent environmental liabilities. At EnCapital, Mr. Pedersen originated and managed merger and acquisition and private placement engagements. Early in his career, Mr. Pedersen worked in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb in New York and as an attorney at Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo and Hale and Dorr in Boston.
Mr. Pedersen is a regular speaker on redevelopment issues at the Boston University School of Management as well as at several trade and educational forums. Mr. Pedersen graduated from Amherst College, magna cum laude, and the University of Chicago Law School.