Neil Peterson, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Neil Peterson is a social entrepeneur. He has served in a variety of leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He was the CEO of the public transportation agencies in the Seattle, Oakland, and Los Angeles metropolitan regions; CEO of the largest toll road network in California; City Manager; and COO and CFO of a state’s Health and Human Services Agency where he was responsible for the state’s mental health programs and programs for the disabled. In the private sector, Peterson has served as CEO, COO and CFO of several companies; worked as a consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton, CH2M Hill and Transportation Solutions; founded companies, including Flexcar, now Zipcar, the first major car sharing company in the United States. In the non-profit sector he has served as Vice President of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation in addition to his efforts with the Edge Foundation. A frequent speaker and author of Embracing the Edge, Peterson and his two children have Executive Functioning challenges, specifically ADHD and Dyslexia.