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Peter de Silva
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I am reaching out to see if you would consider an interview with Peter de Silva, about the top 3 leadership mistakes he made during his 35+ years in the financial industry and how he was able to fix them. 

Before writing the book, Peter was a Senior Vice President at Fidelity Investments for over 17 years, and then became President of Scottrade, Inc. He was also a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. As a c-suite executive, his career was sidelined by two back-to-back corporate acquisitions, and he was forced to go on an unexpected journey of personal growth.  

In his debut book, Taking Stock: 10 Life and Leadership Principles from My Seat at the Table (Gravitas Press, pub date: March 24th), he shares the lessons he has learned from the leadership front lines. 

Please let me know if we can send you an advance review copy of the book or if you would like to connect with Peter for a story. 


Peter de Silva is a nationally recognized and highly accomplished financial industry executive. He is an experienced chairman, CEO, president, executive committee member, and public and private company director. He is also a trustee for national non-profit organizations and national charitable foundations. de Silva is also a former Harvard University Senior Fellow - Advanced Leadership Initiative. 

de Silva has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector of banking, institutional asset management and servicing, and wealth management. de Silva's experience also includes retirement, retail and institutional brokerage, trading, healthcare financial services and corporate services. He is recognized for his ability to drive outsized results by creating a compelling vision, building the strategy, aligning resources and executing the plan. de Silva shows strong executive leadership and possesses board credentials while being a highly engaged servant leader who is committed to developing talent and effective organizations. 

de Silva possesses board-related experience in strategy, audit and risk management. Currently on the boards of Edelman Financial Engines, Prosper Marketplace, Inc., Infosel, IRALOGIX, Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company, the Robert W. Plaster Charitable Foundation, MRI Global, the CMT Research Foundation (CMTRF), the UMASS Dartmouth Foundation and the Commonwealth Corporation. He is happily married and is the proud father of two wonderful daughters.