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Fall 2010

Greg Peterson, ‘97, Accounting, USU

Managing Partner, Aptus Advisors

A fourth generation entrepreneur, Greg has cultivated a deep understanding of the ups and downs of new business ventures. Greg is cofounder and managing partner at Aptus Advisors, a company that manages a private equity fund that provides growth and buyout capital for small businesses.

Greg has learned that success requires persistence and an ability to be prepared for challenge and the possibiilty that you may fail.

“I love exploring new ideas and making them a reality,” Greg said. “Some of those ideas have worked very well and became great successes that continue to fuel the spirit of entrepreneurship. I have had others that were not so great and became difficult but rewarding life lessons.”

Greg is actively involved in his community, having worked with the Friends of America foundation in Sonora, Mexico, which provides goods and services to orphaned and underprivileged children. Greg and his wife, Hollie, are the proud parents of four children: Matthew, Trevor, Jacob and Andrea.

I am Ironman:

In the past eight months, Greg has completed two Ironman triathlons.

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