Peter Engler is a senior executive career consultant focused on helping college graduates, mid and late-career executives better identify their true interests and goals and create an Action Plan that leads to a more successful career.
Peter has over thirty years of senior marketing management experience at major advertising agencies in New York and San Francisco, ten years as a retained senior executive search partner, eight years of senior executive career coaching expertise at major firms and his own coaching and search consultancy, Engler Career Group Inc.
His background also includes senior marketing leadership roles at Citibank. He led the successful communications program introducing ATM’s in the mid-80’s and innovated numerous investment products. Earlier, he drove the introduction of Ampex Magnetic Tape into the consumer market, and was VP Marketing at the first fully interactive television start-up, Interactive Network.
The major portion of his career involved senior positions at New York and San Francisco-based advertising agencies including FCB, Saatchi, and J. Walter Thompson where he led agency teams on Clorox, Dial Soap, Iomega, L’eggs Pantyhose, Hunt-Wesson, ComputerLand, Sprint, Sony, LSI Logic, Hibernia Bank and other consumer household, financial services and technology clients.
Transitioning to executive search in 1997, Peter joined the San Francisco firm of Wilkinson & Ives as a Partner, and shortly thereafter, helped form Lautz Grotte Engler & Swimley, LLC. The firm was responsible for building senior executive teams at some of the foremost technology firms of the late 90’s. Peter focused on attracting top marketing, sales, operations and financial talent to help build and consolidate these pre and post-IPO start-ups.
With the downturn in technology in 2001, Peter joined Right Management Associates in their San Francisco office to help senior executives from re-build and strengthen their career candidacies. Drawing from his extensive marketing and recruiting background, he created an executive transition program, “Career Keys”. This program was utilized throughout the domestic U.S. system and was highly-valued by the firm’s clients as a realistic and effective transition program.
Peter continues his active engagements with his own career coaching practice, working with executives of all ages, professional areas and titles across the country.
Peter, a decorated Navy pilot during the Vietnam Conflict, is married with five children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys water sports, tennis, skiing and reading a broad range of fiction and non-fiction. He is also at work on two novels, and is teaching himself to paint acrylics.
"THE RIGHT CAREER SUCCESS STRATEGY"