Peter Verrier

Occupation: Vice President, Global Head of Resource Management, SAP

First Car: Volkswagen Rabbit

Favorite Restaurant: Capitol Grille, Boston, MA

1. What are three things most people don’t know about you?

a.) I played collegiate ice hockey.

b.) I like to travel but one of the best aspects is always arriving back home (even with vacations!)
c.) I have both my hips replaced (see #1 for the probable reason).

2. What’s been your greatest adventure in life?

This is maybe not the greatest or most adventurous trip, but I recently spent two weeks in Europe with my wife and two young daughters.  Whoever has young children will understand how that can be ‘adventurous’.

3. What’s your best childhood memory?

I grew up going to Cape Cod with my family and other families.  These were typically large and very fun gatherings including cookouts, wiffle ball, golf, beach, etc….

4. If you could have a conversation with a person of your choice, past, present or future, who would that person be and why?

Me, when I was about 10 years old.  I have no regrets in life but we always say ‘if I knew then what I know now…’

5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life?

Sorry for the redundancy with this answer, but replacing both my hips at the same time was definitely the hardest thing I have done in my life.

6. Tell us about your favorite hobby.

I have always enjoyed playing any and all sports.  These days, I would have to say golf is my favorite hobby.  I love the outdoors combined with the challenge and competition.

7. What are you currently reading?  What is your favorite book?

I am currently reading Trial, by James Patterson.  I don’t really have a favorite book but I typically enjoy easy fictional reading for pleasure, to allow for a break from daily business.

8. Do you  have a favorite app(s) you can’t live without?

What did we ever do prior to GPS devices?  I rely heavily on both car and golf GPS.

9. Is there a particular place or thing you want to see?

This is not overly exotic, but in all my travel, I have never been to the Grand Canyon.  This is definitely on my To Do list.

10. If you could give $10,000 to a charity, what would that charity be
and why?

The local food pantry in my town.  My wife volunteers there every week and the stories of how much they help people in our community are both sad and uplifting at the same time.

11. If you weren’t on the professional services career track, what would you be doing?

I would be a professional athlete.  If it were not for my being too small, too slow and not quite talented enough, that is where I would be today.

12. What is the path that led you to Professional Services/Consulting?

I started my career selling copiers and faxes.  I quickly realized I enjoyed relationship building versus commodity sales.  There is no better way to build business relationships than through consulting services.

13.  What advice would you give to a recent graduate who just took a job in professional services?

Take advantage of the diverse experience that consulting offers.  No other career offers the ability to work across so many different industries and companies and very quickly gain incredible experience, all while getting the satisfaction of helping customers be successful.