Peter Deragon

Managing Director

Pete has 35 years of experience in leadership, financial services management, institutional sales and search consulting. His clear value to clients is dedication, focus, and tenacity in identifying and delivering great leaders who are in alignment with his clients’ corporate culture. This year marks his 24th year as an Executive Search Consultant. Ten years at Stanton Chase International have led to being active primarily in Supply Chain Logistics, Transportation, Non for Profit and Financial Services; Pete is a Practice Leader for North America Financial Services and he launched the North America Aviation Initiative in 2017. Pete enjoys the leadership challenges presented by leading an ambitious team of search consultants in Southern California and collaborating with other practice leaders to provide a seamless service to all our clients. He was trained in bank operations, then as an Institutional Sales Person in Paine/Weber’s Capital Markets Group and in Wells Fargo Trading and Investment Group in San Francisco.

In 1994 what became a multi-office boutique search firm which for 14 years established a tradition of excellence by developing loyal clients, building proprietary databases, subject matter expertise, domain knowledge and executing large projects. Pete has completed hundreds of senior assignments. A consummate networker, Pete’s technical expertise, solid support team and high energy result in expeditious hires and repeat business. With a degree in Political Science from the University of Santa Barbara, Pete’s career path has been shaped by rapidly changing markets, economic volatility, and opportunistic shifts. His capabilities were broadened by joining Stanton Chase in 2008 and becoming a partner in 2016. As a believer in lifelong education and practicing the art, as well as the science of executive search, Pete earned a credential at the Connective Leadership Institute and conducts leadership assessment as a Certified Associate at CLI.