Peter Rubenacker, Growth and Operations Advisor

Peter has almost 30 years professional experience in business operations, finance and accounting, contract negations, procurement, globalization, process design and analysis, and IT.  He joined Qualcomm in 1991 and held a variety of leadership positions in various functional aspects of the company while it grew from a small privately held, defense contracting firm to the 20,000 employee global presence it is today.  His experiences include strategic business planning, financial modeling, pricing strategy, cost accounting, budgeting,  procurement, logistics, supply chain operations, customer care operations, software asset management, intellectual property portfolio management, litigation discovery, contract negotiations and management.

Peter joined Qualcomm’s IT leadership team in 2000.  As Vice President of IT, he was responsible for cultivating a staff of 400 global professionals responsible for business and customer facing application needs of emerging profit centers and corporate functions.  Peter has actively managed teams responsible for web design and development, analytics, Saas/PaaS based solutions, middleware integrations, payment gateways, recurring and subscription billing and tax solutions, sales force automation tools, customer relationship management tools, and ERP solutions.

Peter is a well respected talent cultivator, peer mentor, and team builder.  He enjoys building disparate skill sets into strong, capable, focused teams.  A leader of both technical and functional talent, Peter easily builds rapport across talent pools through mutual respect and collaboration.

Peter is heavily engaged in board advisory and charitable advisory causes.  Peter is a board member of the Triangle Technology Executives Council (, a non-profit organization dedicated to collaboration among executive leaders of technology companies in the Research Triangle. He is a Mentor for CED’s Venture Mentoring Service.  He lectures at NC State University and Wake Tech Community College. Peter is passionate in the education and health care of children; he has spent the last decade in philanthropic support of Rady Children’s Hospital, donated time and resources to both public and NGO-private school systems nationally and internationally.  He is a frequent guest lecturer and career advisor to those who may need it most.

Peter holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from San Diego State University.