With deep experience as an investor, operating executive, and recruiter, Peter Flint brings a unique perspective to executive search. Peter’s focus is recruiting CEOs and CxOs for enterprise SaaS and consumer Internet companies. In addition, Peter spearheaded JM Search’s entry into the legal cannabis industry in early 2017, and his team has already completed searches for companies like Eaze and Bloom Farms.
Peter joined JM Search as a partner in 2015 after 11 years in venture capital as a general partner with Polaris Partners, where he invested in Software-as-a-Service companies and led the executive recruiting team that advised CEOs on hires and talent retention. He continues to serve as a board member of Jibe, a Polaris portfolio company.
His career in venture capital came after his first tenure in executive search as a Managing Director with Ramsey Beirne Associates, which was a leader in executive search for high-growth, venture-backed technology companies. For the first 15 years of his career, Peter was a successful sales and marketing executive in the cable television industry, holding leadership roles at QVC, New England Sports Network, Showtime Entertainment, and MTV Networks. Peter was a founding team member of both QVC and NESN.
With this strong background in operational, investment, and search roles, Peter has the eye and the passion to find the one great executive for any given position. He knows when a candidate’s experience aligns with the search criteria and a company’s overall objectives. CEOs and boards look to him not as a search vendor but as a business partner. He relates to them—and how they must approach hiring for a search that will impact their entire business.
When he is not serving clients at venture capital and private equity firms, Peter enjoys spending time with his family on his boat cruising on the Chesapeake, playing tennis and playing guitar. He graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Government.