Peter O’Rourke has served in senior executive roles in both the public and private sector with over 25 years of transformation, operations, marketing, and leadership experience. Peter brings a highly diverse set of skills in building high performance teams and innovating in demanding environments. Peter was appointed by President Trump as Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2018. He also served as the Department’s Chief of Staff and stood up the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection as established by President’s Executive Order and the bipartisan VA Accountability Act. Peter is a veteran having honorably served in two services in uniform as a U.S. Navy enlisted Airman, Air Force Officer and Logistician, and Army senior civilian. In the 2012 Presidential election cycle, Peter led Strong America Now, a non-profit advocacy group, hat focused on bringing efficiency and innovative solutions to federal and state governments. Peter held leadership roles in management consulting, private equity, aerospace, and operations companies with experience in sales, marketing, operations, finance, and performance improvement. Peter graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and from the United States Air Force’s Institute of Technology with a Masters of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
An experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Expertise in business development professional skills including negotiation, business planning operations management, analytical skills, and sales. Currently COO at SGSC Corp.; previously CEO of the largest recovery processor for Construction and demolition debris in the greater Toronto area. BA in Accounting and Business Management, Ryerson University.
President of Hemp Ace International, an industrial hemp consulting and brokerage firm. Industrial Hemp Advisor to the Northwest Farmers Union. Served as Secretary of the Vermont Hemp Council. Recipient of the National Hemp Industries Association’s 2014 Hemp Activist of the Year Award. Works directly with law-and policy-makers.
Former NFL Player, CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc. an industry agnostic holding company with assets ranging numerous sectors. Through TBG’s multi-faceted subsidiaries, Brewer Capital Management, Brewer Sports International and Brewer Associates Consulting. Brewer provides investment advisory and business development services to clients spanning the globe.