pete-k-ok
Business Development Consultant

Pete always had one of those cheap transistor radios attached to his ear as a small child. Then, he started playing guitar in the stairwells and dorms of American University in Washington, D.C. After 10 years of making up songs, he stepped into John Alagia’s basement studio (Dave Matthews Band, Jon Mayer, Jason Mraz) and recorded Phases of the Heart in 1995. His fourth album, A Lone Voice, was recorded and produced in Nashville by Grammy-winning songwriter Phil Madeira in the summer of 2016.

Pete has been involved in fundraising for various non-profits since an early age. Pete’s parents founded the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Miami because his only sibling developed diabetes at a young age. Along the way, Pete worked in the technology sector, for over 30 years, including Intel, IBM and Xircom in a variety of business development, strategic planning, program management and sales roles. Pete continues his passion as a performing songwriter touring in the US and internationally.

Pete joined the Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) to assist with collaboration with other aligned organizations to expand and enhance programs and services.