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Executive Profile

Peter G. Moore

Peter G. Moore

CFA Portland

Peter Moore is the Managing Director of the Portland, Maine, Corporate Finance Associates office. His career spans over 30 years of business experience including 18 years as a corporate banker involving positions with Chemical Bank, New York (now part of J.P. Morgan Chase), several predecessors of Bank of America , the last as a Senior Vice President-Commercial Banking of Fleet Bank. Entrepreneurial finance, middle market company funding assignments and business growth strategies has been Peter's primary focus for the last 13 years. This includes extensive experience working with institutional and private capital sources, structuring financing and building long lasting relationships for clients and capital providers alike.

Peter's industry experience is extensive and includes, among others, working with telecommunications, cellular phone, radio and television, electronics, hospitals, health care administration, nursing homes, heavy manufacturing, ship building, boat manufacturing, specialty metal products manufacturing, furniture and wood products manufacturers, food wholesalers and processors, restaurants, retailing, agriculture, lumber mills, concrete products industry, aquaculture, aviation and avionics, real estate development, project financing, professional service firms, specialty laboratories, and much more.

He currently divides his time between financing for expansion stage growth companies, established manufacturing and distribution firms, real estate project finance clients, and M & A transactions through out New England.

Peter Moore is also the Chairman and Co-founder of the Maine Investment Exchange (MIX) a volunteer organization serving the entrepreneurial marketplace by providing venture capital forums where promising entrepreneurs present their business propositions to interested private investors and venture capitalists. The idea is to provide a marketplace for risk capital. Founded in December 1996, MIX has held 22 venture capital forums and showcased over 150 companies to more than 2500 investor attendees.

Peter's strengths are in solving complex financing problems, understanding the reality of the capital marketplace, knowing how to size up and structure capital requirements and finding and closing on appropriate sources for each deal. Peter is equally comfortable in the corporate finance arena as wells as the commercial real estate capital arena. His network of contacts and funding sources is extensive and equally balanced in both of those areas.

Peter has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern Maine, and visiting lecturer at Boston College the University of Maine, Southern Maine Community College teaching various business finance courses. He is a frequent speaker on business issues and business financing topics, and maintains an active participation with the following industry and entrepreneurial organizations; MIT Enterprise Forum, Technology Capital Network of MIT, Maine Software Developers Association, Maine Chamber of Commerce, Hydrogen Energy Center, Association for Corporate Growth-Boston, Maine Real Estate Developers Association and the Commercial Finance Association.

In 1997 Peter received the prestigious Navigator Award from the Maine Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year, for his service to the business community in providing greater access to business capital sources.

Peter is a member of the Executive Board of the Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America, an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth; an Advisory Board Member of Partners in Ending Hunger, Chairman of the CFA Marketing Committee and a member of the CFA Executive Board.

Peter is a 1975 graduate of St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT. He has completed graduate studies at Pace University, New York and The University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.

Peter is a voracious reader, enjoys heli-skiing, snow shoeing, golf, boating, forestry, travel and hiking.