Peter Platzer is a high-energy physicist who passionately believes that everyone should have access to space. Originally from Austria, he trained at CERN and the Max Planck Institute before turning to business with the Boston Consulting Group in Germany, Singapore, and Thailand. Peter started a quantitative investment management firm out of Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and has spent the past decade on Wall Street, with such companies as Deutsche Bank and The Rohatyn Group.
After attending Singularity University’s inaugural Executive Program in 2009 and realizing the potential for commercial space exploration, Peter decided to leave finance to pursue his true passions – space and education. He went on to graduate from the International Space University’s master’s program and intern at NASA Ames’ Space Portal. In 2012, he started NanoSatisfi to make space exploration available to everyone. Peter also continues to serve as a career coach at HBS.