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Peter Tseronis

Venture Partner, Technology

Peter Tseronis is a Venture Partner in the Technology Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Mr. Tseronis is an accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with over 28 years leading Cabinet-level and commercial entities and applying progressive technologies to organizational strategy.  He was appointed as the first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Department of Energy (DOE).

Under Mr. Tseronis’ leadership, the DOE developed a Technology Roadmap that promoted information sharing across public and private sectors.  He also established an Identity Management Framework to identify, authenticate, and authorize individuals (and machines) both within the Federal Government and with external organizations. This structure served as a cornerstone to strengthen the protection of classified and sensitive information and to mitigate the consequences of infrastructure disruptions across critical infrastructure at the national, regional, and local levels.

He created a Technology Summit Series to celebrate innovation within national laboratories, Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), and DOE program offices. The symposia highlighted state-of-the-art and cost-effective solutions and fostered partnership opportunities.

Mr. Tseronis has held key leadership roles while serving at DOE, including Federal IPv6 Task Force chair, the Energy.Data.Gov co-chair, and the Cloud First Task Force chair.  He made critical improvements to the acquisition process resulting in changes to policy, mandates, and new challenges (Apps for Energy).

Prior to joining the DOE, Mr. Tseronis served as the CTO and Director of Network Services for the U.S. Department of Education (ED).  During his tenure, he was responsible for a multi-million-dollar budget to transform divergent voice, video, and data communications into an enterprise-wide collaboration platform.  His collaboration on government task forces, lead to an Enterprise Search deployment at the DOE and a state-of-the-art Unified Communications implementation at the U.S. Department of Education.

Mr. Tseronis received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University.

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