After graduating from McGill with a B.Eng (Mech), Peter worked for a variety of organizations in Canada and the United States including Dupont of Canada, BDC, then IDB, and after receiving his MBA, The Treasury Board of Canada. He then spent the next decade and half in consulting with Operations Research Inc. in Washington DC serving the US Federal Government followed by Price Waterhouse Coppers, then Urwick Currie in Canada. In the middle of the first decade of this century, Peter began to articulate his views in Words Heard and Our Take™ and to produce policy recommendations to governments on SME financing initiatives to increase the survival rate of Gazelles. He continues to do so in the expectation that more “good deals” will result. He has been the principal representative of Acorn Partners in The Canadian Association of Venture Capital Companies, a Founding Member of the National Angel Capital Association, The Revenue Capital Association and was a Board member of the Capital Angel Network in Ottawa, Ontario.