Peter Thorsson leads business development, sales, and strategic partnership work for Palo Alto Software, makers of LivePlan, where he creates relationships and programs that help entrepreneurs succeed. Peter has also started and sold a successful business with revenues over $1MM, directed Strategic Partnerships for Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, organized local Startup Weekend events, and judged business competitions for Rice, Princeton, Notre Dame, and others. Peter has taught contemporary business planning—from concept to execution—for many years in venues including Lane Community College, University of Oregon, Oregon SBDC, and Oregon SCORE. As a volunteer, Peter is the past president of the Board of Directors for Committed Partners for Youth in Lane County, formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Board Director for Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley. He has also mentored individual local youth and local small businesses.
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