Peter Bloom is currently an advisory director at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, where he worked as a managing director for 15 years before retiring at the end of 2009. Since he joined the firm in 1995, Peter led global technology due diligence on prospective investments, provided technology and risk management assistance to CEOs and senior management teams of portfolio companies as well as guidance on emerging technology trends for GA, its stakeholders, and several private and public entities. Peter is also a member of the Risk Management Committee of Gavilon, one of the world's largest agricultural trading firms; a technology and board advisor to GETCO, a leading electronic market maker; and serves as a director of Passur Aerospace, which provides specialized analytical services and business intelligence to major airlines and airports. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Bloom spent 13 years at Salomon Brothers in a variety of roles in both technology and fixed income sales and trading. While at Salomon Brothers, he received the Carnegie Mellon/AMS Achievement Award in Managing Information Technology. Mr. Bloom graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a B.A. in computer studies and economics.
He has served as a member of the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, a judge for the Lemelson-MIT Invention Awards, and the Legatum Fortune Technology Prize. He was a founding member of the BP Digital and Communications Technology Advisory Board and the New School for Social Research Technology Advisory Board. He is a frequent speaker to private, educational and public sector organizations on technology related issues and has served on several public, private and non-profit boards. He is the chairman of DonorsChoose.org, which was named the most innovative charity in America by Stanford Business School and Amazon. He is a board member of The Food Bank for New York City, the Cancer Research Institute and an associate founder of Singularity University.