Peter Bloom


Chairman of the Board, DonorsChoose.Org

Peter is currently an Advisory Director at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, where he worked as a Managing Director for 15 years before retiring at the end of 2009. Since he joined the firm in 1995, Peter led global technology due diligence on prospective investments, provided technology and risk management assistance to CEO’s and senior management teams of portfolio companies as well as guidance on emerging technology trends for GA, its stakeholders, and several private and public entities.

Prior to joining General Atlantic, Peter spent thirteen years at Salomon Brothers in a variety of roles in both technology and fixed income sales and trading. While at Salomon Brothers, he received the Carnegie Mellon/AMS Achievement Award in Managing Information Technology. Peter graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a B.A. in Computer Studies and Economics.

He served as a member of the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force and as a judge for the Lemelson-MIT Invention Awards and the Legatum Fortune Technology Prize. He was a founding member of the BP Digital and Communications Technology Advisory Board and the New School for Social Research Technology Advisory Board. He is an active member of Business Executives for National Security and a consultant on security-related technology issues as well as a member of the FCC Technical Advisory Council. Peter is a frequent speaker to private, educational, and public sector organizations on technology-related issues.