Peter J. Mares, CPA, MBA

Performance Improvement, Operational Efficiency, Cost Reduction & Profit Improvement

Peter J. Mares, CPA, MBA

Peter J. Mares, CPA, MBA has more than 30 years’ senior executive experience solving complex operational, financial, and organizational problems. He has served as both a “Big 4” KPMG CPA & consulting firm partner and with both Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in C-level positions that include Vice President Finance Global Operations, Chief Operating Officer, & Chief Financial officer. Peter’s blend of experience across industries has provided him the proven ability to work collaboratively with C-level management and boards to exceed expected results.

Peter’s expertise lies in identifying and implementing cost reduction & profit improvement initiatives totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. He is skilled on improving gross profit margins and EBITDA, while also helping create higher-performing departments and companies across such industries as:

  • Business & professional services.
  • Healthcare
  • Government & non-profit.
  • Life Sciences.
  • Information technology – services & software.

Selected accomplishments include:

  • Implemented pricing strategies based on data analytics of a $60 million distributor that improved EBITDA over 300% and $2.4 million.
  • Reorganized operations for a $3 billion publicly traded company to deliver $8 million in profit improvements.
  • Improved a $175 million professional services firm’s net profit $7.5 million by reducing costs and increasing profitability by improving the firm’s leverage model.
  • Designed a global shared service model for a Fortune 500 company that resulted in reduced costs $8 million and 25%, while achieving a 100%+ improvement in measured outcomes.
  • Designed and implemented a consolidated operations model for a $2.5 billion publicly traded manufacturing company that reduced headcount and costs by 60%and 40%, respectively.

Peter is also an advisor with Executive Leaders for Advisory Boards, a group of select company founders, owners, and global executive leaders to help small, mid, and enterprise-level companies effectively build their advisory boards.

Peter is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from James Madison University. Peter also attended the General Management Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.