Peter is the co-founder and Global Director of CEED with over 14 years of experience working on economic development and private sector initiatives in emerging markets. Before launching CEED, Peter ran the Business Development Unit for SEAF which oversaw and implemented direct consulting and technical assistance for all of SEAF’s portfolio companies. Peter worked directly with investee firms to develop and sell value added products and services into Western export markets. Peter is a graduate of Middlebury College and American University’s School of International Service, where he focused on international economics and development. He speaks fluent Spanish and has a working knowledge of French. He spends most of his free time with his spouse raising their 3 young children, but he finds time to work with outreach organizations that aid and assist the homeless and ex-offenders to adjust back to the community in the Washington area.
Tom co-founded and serves as the Senior Advisor to CEED and is Director of Business Support for SEAF’s SME investment portfolio. Prior to joining SEAF in 2002, Tom held a variety of international product development positions in the food, household and beauty care categories for Procter and Gamble over 28 years. His assignments focused on establishing new brands in new markets or share-building in Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East with responsibilities for market analyses, product development, manufacturing and supporting new brand campaigns. Tom received his M.B.A. with an emphasis in Marketing and Management from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Director, Strategy and Development
Anne is a business development strategist with nearly 10 years of experience supporting entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Anne joined SEAF in 2011 to develop CEED’s operational and marketing strategy. Prior to joining SEAF, Anne was an Investment Officer with USAID’s, Private Capital Group for Africa. In this capacity, she structured an agribusiness fund in Tanzania. Anne was also a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of State’s Global Entrepreneurship Program where she managed global partnerships. Anne is a graduate of the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs at Cornell University where she concentrated in finance and fiscal policy. She graduated with honors and was awarded the Adams Award for leadership and academic excellence. In her free time Anne is a mentor with BUILD.org which uses entrepreneurship as a medium to engage with disadvantaged low-income youth.
Jeff Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur and internationally recognized innovator who has been a founder and CEO in a number of startups and high growth companies, including Priceline.com, uBid.com, and ColorJar. Jeff writes a regular column on innovation and entrepreneurship for Inc. Magazine, and works with the White House, the Executive Office of the President, the US State Department, and the US Department of Commerce to support business and economic growth initiatives all over the world.
Jeff serves on the international advisory boards of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation, the APEC Startup Initiative (21 member nations), JumpStart, and the US State Department’s GIST program (Global Innovation through Science and Technology), as well as private organizations including Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Startup Weekend, Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO), and more. Jeff’s work has included building entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging nations on every continent.
Jeff also works with universities globally to support entrepreneurship, including serving as a mentor for the Stanford University Venture Lab, MIT’s Enterprise Forum, the University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge, Kent State University’s LaunchPad, and many more.
Jeff recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization for his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, as well as being inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National CEO Council, and receiving the 2012 Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from Rising Tide Capital and JP Morgan Chase. Jeff has twice been honored as one of the 25 Most Influential Executives in Travel and Tourism Worldwide.
Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has served as the Chairman and CEO of Black Sky Entertainment, a production company he co-founded, producing movies such as the successful horror film Cabin Fever, and producing concert, tour, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others. Jeff serves on the boards of numerous charitable foundations and nonprofits, and is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, having spoken at conferences and events in 2012 in South America, Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Jeff is also a featured business expert seen on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, ABC, and featured in publications including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.
As a Grants Manager, Stephanie is responsible for internal management of grants, including monitoring program expenses, ensuring compliance with donor regulations, and preparing periodic progress and financial reports for funders and investors. Stephanie also manages monitoring and evaluation of all CEED programs. Stephanie has advance knowledge of U.S. government grant regulations such as OMB Circulars A-133, A-122, and 22 CFR 226. Prior to joining SEAF, Stephanie worked at the Embassies of Afghanistan and the State of Qatar on commerce, trade, and economic development initiatives. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Economics from the De La Salle University, Philippines.