Peter is responsible for the financial management of the Center, including internal funding (operating funds and endowment income), as well as external funding (NSF, NASA, private organizations, etc.) He prepares budgets, approves and monitors expenses, does projections, reconciles all CIERA accounts, and builds financial reports. Peter works closely with the Center Director and the Director of Operations to maintain the financial strength of CIERA. Peter helps PIs and Postdocs manage their grants and discretionary funding, and answers any question or financial needs they may have. Peter manages Payroll and visas for the Center. He serves as the financial liaison to other departments across the University and outside entities.
Peter was born in Spain and grew up in Madrid. He went to college in the Canary Islands, majoring in Business and Economics. He obtained his MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to coming to CIERA in 2014, Peter worked in healthcare and financial management for several institutions in Chicago. He enjoys tennis, reading, skiing, and volunteering.