Advisory Board

Peter Platzer, MBA, MSc

Peter Platzer, MBA, MSc is a high-energy physicist who spent time at CERN prior to attending Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Originally from Austria, he was a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in Europe and Asia, working on strategies for global Financial Services companies and developing an expertise in exchanges and capital market structures. This — and his long-standing software design and development experience — he brought to bear on Wall Street as a quantitative investment professional when he joined the then-start-up hedge fund, The Rohatyn Group, today a multi-billion dollar Emerging Market Hedge fund with offices on 4 continents.
Always on the forefront of technology, Peter went to Singularity University’s inaugural Executive Program in 2009 and realized the growing economic potential in the private space sector. He is currently a consultant at NASA Ames’ Space Portal, bringing to bear his research and knowledge in the Nanosatellite sector that was acquired during the graduate program at the International Space University.
His latest endeavor, Nanosatisfi, is making space exploration available to the masses by reducing the cost several orders of magnitude, and crowdsourcing experiment development through web apps. In his spare time he loves to sing classical music and hike in the mountains, the higher the better.
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