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Peter Justen is a serial entrepreneur with a 25-year record of developing companies from concept to profit, with a particular focus on driving efficiencies to large and inefficient markets. At Countrywide Funding, Peter launched a new, in-house “start-up” where he generated in excess of $1.8 billion in new loan originations through the development of proprietary channel partners in 18 months, setting new industry standards. He later co-founded a financial services firm based in Washington D.C., where he created over 1,100 alliance partners in 18 months, assisting with the successful sale of the company to a publicly traded financial services firm.
In all, Pete has started in more than 20 businesses in 30-years, spanning industries from finance to construction and mortgage lending. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, small business and education for America’s youth. Pete is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and Chairs the Advisory Board of the Harry F. Byrd School of Entrepreneurship, Shenandoah University, and supports community causes for battered women and children at risk. In 2006 he was selected by Smart CEO Magazine as one of the 20 Leaders We Admire in Washington, D.C.
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