Peter Strugatz is an early member of the mission-driven business community as an entrepreneur and an investor. His ability to analyze and assess both impact and scalability led him to invest early in today’s success stories including Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and Zipcar. Peter’s resume includes 22 years as CEO of manufacturing companies and 8 years as a full-time social angel investor, in addition to founding Strugatz Ventures, the first New York State Benefit corporation. Peter brings out the talents, skills and knowledge in people to build sustainable, successful businesses and entreprises.
As an early pioneer of triple bottom line business, Peter served as Co-founder and Co-CEO of IceStone, one of the first sustainable building product companies and the number one sustainable countertop solution. Under his leadership, IceStone secured $20 million in mission-aligned capital, grew to 65 employees, built out 55,000 square feet of manufacturing, and was among the first to achieve many of today’s highest standards. These include achieving Cradle to Cradle Gold certification, becoming a founding member of B Corp, and being named as one of the first Inc. Magazine’s “50 Greenest Companies”. The company also became a model for its innovative corporate culture of inclusiveness, diversity and collaboration.
As CEO of a manufacturer of sculptural reproductions and decorative accessories he helped grow the company to 350,000 square feet of manufacturing in the US, UK, Mexico, and Canada with 500 employees. Sales were from distribution in 17 countries through museums, department stores, and retailers.
Peter is a former board member of the Social Venture Network and a Trustee of the ALS Association, and is viewed as a trusted resource by mission-driven investors, entrepreneurs and the impact community at large.
Intrigued by the unique quality of each person, Strugatz Ventures draws out the best in every individual by recognizing his or her talents, skills and knowledge.