"Trust in the path you're on." - Peter Gudmundsson
Peter Gudmundsson is the managing director of Longship Partners. Until recently, Peter was the CEO of the Pet Loss Center, a fast-growing leader in pets, memorialization and cremation services.
Previously, Peter was the president and CEO of RecruitMilitary, the leading veteran hiring solutions company that he bought with an investor group in 2013.
RecruitMilitary helps companies attract and retain high quality veteran employees and students. Peter sold the company for a 34% IRR. Most of Peter's career has been dedicated to leadership in media, education, and intellectual property intensive businesses. He has purchased and or sold about 30 businesses during his career.
Peter is a regular media contributor. He has appeared on CSPAN, multiple local television and radio programs and has published opinion pieces in Forbes, the Washington Post, US News and World Report, The Hill, the Christian Monitor, and many other periodicals.
Peter is also the author of Not Done Yet: A College to Career Transition Guide for Parents and The Veteran Hiring Leaders Handbook. He has also served on the board of a 20,000-student charter school system, International Leadership Texas. A former US Marine field artillery and intelligence officer Peter is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Brown university.
Peter serves as the honorary Consul for the Republic of Iceland in Texas, and is a member of the Young President's Organization, Gold Maverick chapter. He's married to the former Kathleen Vouté of Bronxville, New York. They reside in Dallas and have four adult children.
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