About Pete Ventre

About Pete Ventre and Smoother Business Transitions

Pete Ventre is a Maine based financial consultant with 35+ years of experience in corporate finance, operational and accounting management, and mergers and acquisitions.

For the last 15 years, Pete has represented business owners in the sale of their businesses and in structuring corporate and commercial real estate financial transactions. 

As a seasoned financial professional, Pete provides valuable perspective to his clients as they prepare for and smoothly transition to the next phase of their professional and personal lives. An effective deal-maker and negotiator, Pete seeks to secure the highest value possible for his clients, whether they are buying, selling or expanding an existing business.

Advisor to Business Owners

His clients typically devote a life time of energy and creativity to building their businesses and have experienced sustained success in their careers. After pouring heart and soul into their work for many years, they have created sustainable businesses that have provided support to their families, employees and communities. When these business owners are ready to exit their companies, expand their current businesses or transition to the next stage in their life, they rely on Pete to guide them through what is usually the biggest financial transaction and decision of their lives.

Pete leads his client business owners through successful transitions, whether it be to the next generation, a sale to management, a respected competitor or an independent third party. He understands the sacrifices and joys that come with owning a business and has the knowledge, focus and negotiation skills to help his clients make good decisions and achieve their desired outcome. .

Guiding business owners in making sound, well-considered financial decisions, Pete finds satisfaction in providing his knowledge and perspective as his clients’ complete major financial transactions and life transitions. When his clients speak of him, they describe Pete as trustworthy, dependable honest and experienced and they say that his integrity is rooted in his sincere desire to see his clients succeed and transition smoothly to the next chapter of their lives.

Successful Business Transactions

His previous experience includes managing complex organizational structures and systems in finance, accounting, treasury and investment functions. He has worked extensively in the financial services industry and with many small and mid-sized companies. .

A Certified Public Accountant, Pete holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a license real estate broker in the State of Maine and is a licensed securities representative holding the FINRA series 7, 24, 28, 79 and 63 licenses. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. 

Community Leadership

Pete is vested in his community and enjoys giving back to those around him. He is a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Portland Public Library, Treasurer for his church and the Portland Yacht Club, and serves on several other non-profit boards of directors. He has also served as president of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pine Tree Council Boy Scouts of America. In his personal life, Pete enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife Liz of 28 years, daughter Katie and son Blaine. He enjoys rowing, sailing, skiing, hiking, gardening, cooking and any outdoor activity.

How can Pete help transition your business for the future? Give him a call at 207-653-4447 or email him at Pete@CarrotSeed.biz.

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