Pete Metzger has nearly two decades of experience advising clients and providing them with top leadership talent.
His personal relationships with national business and political leaders, and board chairs provide his clients with the best possible choices in forming their leadership teams. In addition to his private sector access he maintains close ties to the leaders of the national intelligence/ law enforcement/cyber agencies, as well as the military departments and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
As Vice Chairman of DHR International, Pete works with leadership providing strategic influence on the international expansion of the firm’s global platform.
Earlier in his search career, Pete was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, where he led both the Government Relations/Association and Global Security Practices. He started his business career as president of the nation’s largest privately-held franchise home-building company. Pete’s market sectors include CEO/C-Level Recruitment, Board Services, Cyber/Information Security, Legal Services, Professional Services, Trade Associations, Global Security, Risk Management, Not-for-Profit and Government Affairs. Prior to entering the private sector Pete served as a US Marine officer. His service included combat leadership roles from Vietnam to Somalia. He was personally decorated for valor in both theaters. He also served as a foreign intelligence officer in the CIA and as the Marine Military Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. Pete has the distinction of being the only consultant in the search industry to have a current U.S. Government Top Secret (SSBI) clearance. He is on the boards of NTT Data Federal Services and Asero Worldwide.
Pete graduated from the University of Colorado and later completed graduate studies in national security policy and Latin American studies. He is a graduate of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute and The Inter-American Defense College of the Organization of American States.