Peter R. Worrell

Managing Director & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Pete is simply the most focused person I know.

Pete has actively led engagements achieving the professional and personal goals of Bigelow clients for almost all of his career. His scholarship is focused at the intersection of Positive Psychology and Behavioral Finance where he works to bridge the artificial boundaries between the personal/professional, technical/psychological, and theoretical/practical for high-performing Entrepreneur Owner-Managers. Pete is widely regarded as a thought leader on the art of building sustaining enterprise value for all stakeholders in private owner-managed organizations.

Pete has been a member of the governing board of over two dozen not-for-profit organizations including three post-secondary educational institutions.

Pete earned the degree of Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Michael’s College. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Saint Michael’s College.

Pete is FINRA licensed Series 7, 24, 63, 79.

  • What do you love most about EOMs?

    How authentic, independent, creative, and eccentric, and entertaining they are. How they are the most generous, kind, and most demanding (at the same time) people in the world. How when you’ve met one Entrepreneur Owner-Manager…you’ve only met one Entrepreneur Owner-Manager. How the combination of their passion for their Unique Ability, welded to "skin in the game" is the single most important thing responsible for increasing the quality of life on this planet.

  • Describe the way you live: are you neat or messy?

    I live messy but I yearn for neat.

  • What was your worst job?

    I spent a summer in a baking hot metal Quonset hut with one lightbulb by myself sorting kegs of bolts, nuts, and washers that came back from job sites all mixed up. It was my job to measure and put the ¾ x 2” bolts into one keg, the ¾ x2 ¼” bolts in another, and so on and so on. I would estimate there were 200 kegs of random sizes. (A keg weighed say 200 lbs). Everyone who knows me even a little agrees it’s a miracle that job didn’t drive me to hard drugs. True story. Hey, I needed the work.

  • What kind of student were you?

    I despised everything about organized schooling and still do. The public school system is broken and is being run by bureaucrats for the benefit of teachers unions with no focus on how students actually learn or what is important for them to learn. You can count on one hand the teachers that I had who were caring and passionate. I failed miserably at subjects that I deemed of no value, and I excelled at those I valued. Fortunately (or out of necessity) I became a student of other people, of life, and trust myself as an autodidact.

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