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As Chief Innovation & Investment Officer at WATG, Peter Priebe directs the firm’s global financial and accounting teams and is responsible for financial policies, procedures and systems. Peter brings over a decade of accounting experience to WATG.
After graduating from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Peter successfully completed his California Certified Public Accountant licensing requirements within two and a half years of public accounting discipline. Peter has built his background in finance and accounting working for medium and large-scale corporations.
Prior to joining WATG, Peter worked at Stantec, a publicly traded planning, engineering and architecture firm, formerly the Keith Companies, where he was corporate controller and responsible for a finance and accounting group of over 75 people, managing annual revenues in excess of $250 million.
Peter’s other experience includes acceleration into the corporate controller position with Hines Horticulture, Inc., a publicly traded $425M large-scale supplier of ornamental shrubs, color plants and container-grown plants with commercial nursery facilities throughout the United States. He also gained substantial experience as a tax senior/CPA with Kieckhafer, Schiffer & Co., LLP, a medium sized public accounting firm that provides complete accounting, tax, and advisory services to public companies, mid-market private companies, and other businesses.
As CFO, Peter has been involved in creating and improving WATG’s capital structure, financial systems, controls, and forecasting models. Peter’s expertise has proved valuable in his efficient transition into the management of WATG’s office leasing, financial reporting, financial resources policies and procedures, and F&A staff development.