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 and satisfying 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, ten 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 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 to help senior executives re-build and strengthen their career candidacies. Drawing from his extensive marketing and recruiting background, he created an executive transition program, “Career Keys”.
Peter continues his active engagements with his own career-coaching practice, working with executives of all ages.
He has published two books in the past year; a novel, New and Improved! A Political Thriller inspired by his Navy combat experience and his thirty-year career in advertising and marketing; and Your Crystal Clear Career Path inspired by his fourteen year career helping people find "rewarding work, not just a job.
Peter, a decorated Navy pilot, is married and lives in Belvedere, California. He sails, skis, enjoys his grand-kids, and is pursuing his newest hobby, playing the bass guitar.
"With individuals and executive teams, the goals are the same. Gain deeper insights into your true interests, understand how you "show up" to people, and fully understand the needs that drive you and the stress that can deflate you. With this knowledge turned into a tight, effective action plan, you will find career success as a professional and as an individual".
- Peter Engler