Charles Pieper General Information
Mr. Charles Pieper serves as as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Cambridge Semantics. He also serves as a Board Member at Gulf Capital. Prior to joining Cambridge Semantics, Charles Pieper was Vice Chairman of Alternative Investments and Managing Director of Credit Suisse within the Asset Management division, based in New York. He was responsible for Alternative Investments Global Joint Ventures and was a member of the Alternative Investment Management Committee. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston in 2004, he held senior operating positions in both private industry and in private equity. During his 18-year career at General Electric (GE), Mr. Pieper served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Japan, Korea, Taiwan; GE Medical Systems Asia; Yokogawa Medical Systems; GE Lighting Europe and GE Trading Co. He joined GE in 1981, after five years in the Navy, including service in Vietnam, and three years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Pieper was also an Operating Partner with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and spearheaded CD&R's European practice and was an executive advisor to Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Pieper is a director of Smart Energy Solutions, China Renaissance Capital Investment, the US National Rowing Foundation, the Head of the Charles regatta, the Princeton National Rowing Association, and Board Advisor to Gulf Capital. He previously served as board member of Global Infrastructure Partners, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, Mueller Group, Inc., Safilo S.p.A., Wastequip, Advanstar Holdings, Grohe AG, Visant Corporation, Inc., and served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Alliant Foodservice, Inc. and U.S. Office Products, Chairman of the Board of Fairchild Dornier Corporation, Italtel Holding S.p.A. and North American Van Lines and Vice Chairman of Dynatech. Mr. Pieper received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1969 and an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1978.