Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute. Before founding the Conscious Business Institute, Peter was a Principal for a globally leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firm, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $ 1 billion pan-European VC fund.
Peter co-founded an IT company and started his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Germany. He published 2 books and several dozen articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology.
The Conscious Business Institute provides an end-to-end system for building more inspiring, conscious organizations, including the Conscious Business Culture Assessment™, the Conscious Business Culture & Leadership Program™, and Hire-for-Fit™, a conscious talent advisory solution. The CBI approaches have been applied in organizations from 1 to 100,000 employees, including Starbucks, BMW Group, Siemens, Alllianz, Intel, Twitter, and others.
Peter is a faculty member of the Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, serves as a global advisor of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and is on the board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.
He lives in Santa Barbara, California, and gets a kick out of Aikido, Capoeira, sailing, and a good dance with his wife.