October 30, 2014

Management Consultant and Alumnus Peter Kontes, MBA 74, passes away


Peter Kontes, MBA 74

Peter Kontes, MBA 74, principal of Greenwich Advisory Group and co-founder and former CEO of Marakon Associates, has passed away at the age of 65.

Kontes, an expert in maximizing company value and shareholder returns, wrote two books, The Value Imperative (1994) and The CEO, Strategy, and Shareholder Value (2010). He served as an executive-in-residence and distinguished faculty fellow at the Yale Graduate School of Management.

Kontes spent his early career working as vice president at Wells Fargo Bank and as assistant vice president at Bank of America, both in San Francisco. In 1978, he co-founded Marakon Associates, a management consulting firm in which he played a leadership role until he retired in 2003. During his time at Marakon, Kontes was an advisor to CEOs of more than 30 large corporations in the U.S. and Europe.

Kontes is survived by his parents, two sons, and a brother.

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