J. Peter Pierce founded Pioneer Capital, LP in September of 2000.
Peter served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pierce Leahy Corporation and CEO of its predecessor company, Pierce Business Archives. He successfully orchestrated Pierce Leahy’s Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange on July 1, 1997 as well as its sale, for $1.2B, in 2000.
In addition to his role with Pioneer, from October 2007 to October 2012, Peter was President and CEO of Retrievex, a firm he founded in a partnership with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, the largest private equity investor in the information / business services and healthcare industries. Under his leadership, Retrievex emphasized the same outstanding commitment to customer service that was the hallmark of Pierce Leahy. The company was specifically formed to provide the necessary financial resources and leadership to meet today’s diverse customer needs for records information management services that now span a broad range of record types. The company was acquired by Access Information Management on October 5, 2012 and its operations throughout the United States and Costa Rica continue under the Access name.
Peter attended the University of Pennsylvania and served in the United States Marine Corps.
Before joining Pioneer Capital, Peter worked for Cross Atlantic Capital Partners a technology focused venture capital fund. He worked in both the London and Radnor, Pennsylvania offices evaluating investment opportunities for the fund. Prior to Cross Atlantic, Peter worked for Citigroup's investment banking division in New York City and London. His coverage areas included Private Equity, Capital Goods, and Technology. Specific transaction experience included Equity/High Yield offerings and Mergers and Acquisitions. Peter attended Tulane University and graduated from the A.B. Freeman School of Business in 1997 with a degree in accounting. He also completed Level 1 of the CFA.
Before joining Pioneer Capital in 2000, Kathleen worked for Pierce Leahy Corporation as an Executive Assistant for 3 years.