Peter is an entrepreneur and mentor. He has founded, built, and sold companies, served on acquisition teams for venture firms and been an angel investor. As a current board member for Scale for ClimateTech, and as Director of Growth and Innovation at MassMEP, he advises established companies in strategic planning, operational efficiency and adoption of technology and guided startups in manufacturing readiness and commercialization. Russo holds a B.S. and MBA from Babson College. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager with the ISM, a Balance Score Card practitioner, and he has been granted 16 patents (all used in commercial production).