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Executive Officer

Newton, Massachusetts, United States
August 24, 2018

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Peter N. Vicars

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts ****7 617-***-****

President and Chief Executive Officer

15+ years’ success leading engineering innovation for high-growth, start-up organizations

Proven success guiding global business strategies for established and emerging organizations. Achieve maximum impact with minimum resource outlay. Talent for launching programs in training, management development, infrastructure development, procurement, and project management. Expert presenter and negotiator; able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across organizational levels. Skilled at developing equity streams and leveraging investments to drive growth. Motivational leader and effective communicator; skilled at forming cohesive and diverse teams to deliver objectives.

Highlights of Expertise

Strategic & Tactical Infrastructure Planning

ERP Implementation & Optimization

Vendor & Supplier Relationship Management

Contract Development / Negotiations

Full Life Cycle Project Management

Business Guidance and Structures

Business-driven Technology Organizations

Multimillion-dollar P&L Accountability

Management Development Programs

Exceeding Service-level Agreements

Regulatory Compliance

Investments & Capitalization

Career Experience

Kempson Partners, Newton, Massachusetts

Consult with technology startups and existing enterprises on best-practices and resource development.

PARTNER (08/2005 to present)

Provide strategic guidance and organizational design for corporations of all sizes. Analyze structures, revenue streams and business lines to identify areas of growth and deploy operational improvements.

Provide business mentoring for robot startups with focus on robot cloud based cognitive augmentation, packing robots and robot to human collaboration.

Retained by VenGrowrth to develop positioning of fixed mobile convergence plan for success; developed two offers and negotiated market exit. Ensured technology assets were marketable and sold to protect investors from $29M loss.

Deployed as interim Chief Executive Officer for an Israeli security policy management subsidiary of Gemini Ventures.

Advised inventive and successful start-ups, including Rivulet, Make Me Sustainable and Electrolyzer; designed structures that ensured lasting success.

VGo Communications, Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire

Provided executive leadership with full accountability for all operations at technology startup designing telepresence robots.


Directed day-to-day operation of cutting-edge technology innovator; designed strategy, positioning company to take advantage of changing markets and generate profits for shareholders.

Refocused market strategy and realigned objectives to target healthcare and education opportunities. Aggressively grew corporate footprint through strategic talent added Chief Medical Officer and market team to drive integration into healthcare. Applied technology to deliver classroom access to more than 300 homebound children.

Awarded the MASSTLC 2015 Innovative Technology of the Year for application of technologies in 120 Audi automobile dealerships customer service centers.

Developed partnerships with global leaders, including Verizon Wireless’ Powerful Answers “Sometimes Nothing is More Human” marketing campaigns.

Aggressively pursued and defended technology assets, prevailing in multi-patent litigation contests.

Slashed costs and enhanced service levels on projects through expert renegotiation of vendor contracts.

Heavy Lift Systems, Inc., Boston and Amherst, Massachusetts

Led cutting-edge company focused on the installation and maintenance of green-energy wind turbine systems.


Designed and implemented business plans for the successful establishment of clean-energy innovator.

Received Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the US Department of Energy and was a semi-finalist for the 2010 Clean Tech Open.

Targeted and leverage relationships with more than 150 strategic investors to explore financing and capitalization opportunities.

Managed critical projects, including integration initiatives and technology exploration with on- and off-shore wind developers, tower and turbine manufacturers and crane operators.

Designed and deploy plans and resources to establish ongoing operations.

Chantry Networks, Waltham Massachusetts and Toronto Canada

Leading provider of secure integrated mobility solutions. Acquired by Siemens in January 2005.


Raised $17M Series B funding from existing and new investors, including Siemens Ventures.

Targeted and leveraged relationships with more than 150 strategic investors to explore financing and capitalization opportunities.

Managed the exit to Siemens Ventures within-18 month window.

Won numerous industry awards including Best of Show at WI-Fi Planet and The Frost & Sullivan 2004 Excellence in Technology.


President and Chief Executive Officer Premonitia, Inc., Acton, Massachusetts

President and Chief Executive Officer Cayman Systems, Inc., Billerica, Massachusetts

President and Chief Executive Officer Teloquent Communications Corporation, Billerica, Massachusetts

President and Chief Executive Officer Tekelec Corporation, Calabasas, California

President and Chief Executive Officer Lancore Technologies, Inc., Angora Hills, California

Vice President of Operations Micropolis Corporation, Chatsworth, California

Education & Credentials

Discovered computer technology and left high school before graduation; was a 2009 New England Clean Energy Council Fellow and a Business Mentor through the MIT Enterprise Forum.

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