Peter O'Keefe

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Peter O'Keefe, Advisory Board

Peter O’Keefe is a professional in the financial services industry, an advisor to both privately held and publicly traded companies and a Venture Partner in one of the leading cyber-security investment funds in the United States. He is a recognized national political operative who served as a liaison to the business community in the Clinton White House.



Mr. O’Keefe is a Venture Partner in the private equity firm Paladin Capital Group, a global investment fund with over $1 billion in assets under management and a focus on advanced security technologies and biotechnology. He consults for numerous companies involved in financial services, infrastructure, technology and Big Data seeking guidance on the intersection between capital markets and governments through his company, Capital Management International. He specializes in public policy at the state level. He also is a Partner at one of Washington, D.C.’s leading bipartisan public affairs firms, Forbes-Tate.



He serves on the Board of Directors for Leaf Clean Energy (LEAF.L) and RegScan Corporation.



Mr. O’Keefe has worked on more than a dozen political campaigns, beginning with the Clinton for President Campaign of 1992. He recently served as a member of the 2020 Biden for President Finance Committee and as a National Finance Vice Chair for the Democratic National Committee. He was a five- time National Treasurer for the Democratic Governors Association from 2014-2018, a record, and helped lead the association to its most successful fundraising campaign, raising more than $250 million and picking up eight key governorships. In 2013 he played a leading role in the election of his longtime friend, Terry McAuliffe, as the 72nd Governor of Virginia.



Previously, Mr. O’Keefe was a registered professional with the National Association of Securities Dealers. He served as the Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and as the Director of Major Donor Development for the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation.



Mr. O’Keefe served on The White House staff during the Clinton Administration and spearheaded the President’s effort to coordinate with the business community to pass key sections of the Clinton Economic Program.



He holds degrees from Marist College and the London School of Economics. He resides in Washington D.C. with his wife Sara and their two children.