After graduating from the Stockholm School of Economics (1981), Peter began his career working for a leasing company, specialising in vendor-finance-programs. During this two-year-period he gained sales experience within the leasing business as well as financial competence in his daily contacts with customers as well as colleagues.
Peter joined Alfa-Laval Credit AB in 1983 (today Tetra-Laval Sale Support Finance) where the main task was, together with the MD, to establish a sale support finance company for Alfa-Laval Group. Due to the fact that almost ninety percent of the business was export-related he got a qualified experience of cross-border finance solutions.
In 1988 Peter was approached to join Michael Östlund Group, a small, family-owned industry-group. Holding the position as Managing Director of the finance company, he re-organised the company which included recruitment as well as deployment and he also initiated a complete change and cut down in the product portfolio.
In the beginning of the recession in Sweden (1990) the company was sold and Peter started his own consultancy firm and worked as self-employed consultant during five years. The main part of the assignments was related to traditional reconstruction and workout problems. The customers were banks, finance departments and law firms.
In 1995, Peter started his successful career with Executive Search. He joined the Stockholm office of InterSearch, specialising on recruitment within the IT, Finance, PR and consumer goods industries. Peter joined Nicholson International in August 1998 and three years later Fairchild International. From the 1st of January 2002 he, together with a Ola Rönngĺrdh, started his own business, Harvest & Baker Executive Search Scandinavia AB.