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Peter Q. Thompson

Senior Advisor

Peter Q. Thompson is a Senior Advisor with Teneo, based in Chicago. He focuses on market development, as well as on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, shareholders and other strategic issues. He is also a member of Blue Marlin Partners, a Bethesda, Maryland based private equity firm focused on lower middle-market businesses.

Prior to Teneo, Peter was Chairman of Lazard Frères & Co. Midwest Advisory, where he advised public and private companies and financial sponsors on a range of strategic issues. From 2009-2015 Peter served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Perkins Investment Management, a $22 billion manager of public equities renowned for its defensive approach to investing. From 1994-2007, Peter was Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Chicago-based Ariel Investments, the first African American owned mutual fund company in the United States.

Peter served as Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Campaign Finance Director for the Mayor’s successful and final re-election campaign in 2007. He also served as Finance Co-Chairman of former United States Secretary of Commerce and President Obama’s Chief of Staff William M. Daley’s Chicago Mayoral Campaign in 2019. He was an appointed Board Member of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, a government entity created by the Illinois General Assembly  for the purpose of constructing and renovating stadiums for professional sports teams in the State of Illinois.

Peter is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago and serves on the Board of The WGA/Evans Scholars Foundation and The National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation. He previously served on the Boards of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Providence College and is a Life Trustee and past Chairman of the Board of St. Ignatius College Prep.

Peter earned an MBA from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BA from Providence College.