PETER G. BOWEN
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
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Peter G. Bowen
Driven by the opportunity to make investments across diverse industries that will have high societal impact, Peter Bowen leverages the knowledge gleaned from his own entrepreneurial pursuits to help others. He began his career 15 years ago in hospitality operations, which transitioned into management consulting - primarily the restructuring of hotels. Thereafter, he served as general manager at Sonder, where he launched the company’s New Orleans market, writing the company playbook for launching new markets as it grew to over 1,000 units from its $1 million startup budget in just two short years. In 2022, Peter joined Dirks Companies as chief administrative officer, managing their disaster response, hospitality/real estate, and construction services/landscaping divisions. “For me, it was really an opportunity to continue my entrepreneurial passion while finding ways to give back,” Peter shares.
Dirks Companies is intently focused on the development and evolution of the human experience, with a primary objective to help and grow social entrepreneurial endeavors. “We prioritize our investments into minority-owned businesses that we can propel through capital, experience, and back-office services to help scale rapidly and avoid traditional pitfalls of entrepreneurship,” Peter states. Focused on investments that benefit society, such as renewable energy and disaster relief, the company’s previous investments include Energea, Clearworld, and PosiGen, among others. With special emphasis on early-state startups and small, minority-owned companies poised for growth, the organization has served dozens of companies to date.
Prior to joining Dirks Companies, Peter launched consultancy, PostScript Hospitality, and scaled the company through acquisition by Hotel Asset Value Enhancement (HotelAVE). The organization grew to over $8 million in revenue, tripling client ROI for projects executed. Major clients included Four Seasons and Omni Hotels. Peter also served as deputy chief administrative officer for the City of New Orleans, founding the Office of Business & External Services (OBES), where he helped execute the mayor’s vision of transforming New Orleans from the “city of N.O.” to “the city of Yes!”
Peter holds an MBA in hospitality and agribusiness from the University of Guelph and a bachelor’s in hotel administration from Cornell University. He’s both a certified sommelier and certified in FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400.
Peter G. Bowen
Chief Administrative Officer — Dirks Companies