Peter Michel has joined private equity firm Seguin Partners as an operating partner. He is a serial CEO, including with Brink's Home Security.
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Mr. Michel is an accomplished senior executive with a career distinguished by achievement in both business and government. Throughout his career, Mr. Michel has developed strong skills in growing companies using innovative applications of technology, strategy development, executive team building and turnaround management.
He has led five companies as CEO, including Brink's Home Security where during his tenure he transformed the company from a $26 million security firm to a $258 million leader in high-tech home protection services, supporting over 700,000 households in more than 100 markets and 42 states. Mr. Michel established Brink's Home Security as the industry's service and quality leader and achieved record operating profits for 12 years in a row. Since leaving Brinks in early 2002, Mr. Michel has served as President and CEO of iSecureTrac Corp., General Fiber Communications and NEP Broadcasting, LLC. Prior to Brinks Home Security, Mr. Michel was the CEO of Penn Central Technical Security and held several key strategic positions at American Standard and Gulf Oil.
In addition to his operating roles, Mr. Michel has held the position of chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council of the Security Industry Association. He has also chaired numerous nonprofit boards and currently serves on several corporate boards.
Mr. Michel's public sector experience includes serving as a member of the White House staff earlier in his career, as well as serving in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Michel also served as a U.S. Navy Surface Officer aboard the aircraft carrier Coral Sea and the guided missile destroyer Conyngham, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant.
Peter earned his B.S. in Political Science from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has also completed the Stanford Business School's Executive Program in Strategy and Organization.
Chris Needham said, “Like all of our operating partners, Peter brings a wealth of experience as a successful senior executive to the Seguin team. We are very pleased to have Peter as part of our team and associated with our firm. We look forward to his valuable insights and input on current, future, and potential portfolio companies.”
Mr. Michel commented, “I have spent considerable time with the Seguin team getting to know their culture, investment philosophy and goals as a firm. Seguin's partnering approach to growing small companies into market leaders is genuine and it works. This opportunity is a great fit for me at this point in my career in that it affords me the ability to share my skills and experiences in a constructive value building manner. I am truly excited to be part of the Seguin team”.
About Seguin Partners
Seguin Partners is a private equity firm based in Woburn, MA. The firm pursues investments in mid-sized companies in outsourced business services, healthcare services, information and data services, security and other services industries. Seguin makes investments to facilitate management led buyouts and recapitalizations in growing profitable companies with revenues between $15 and $100 million. For more information please visit www.seguinpartners.com or contact Kirk
Blanchette at (781) 935-5700.