Peter Deragon

Managing Director
Global Functional Leader, Supply Chain
Global Subsector Leader, Capital Markets and Investment Banking

Peter Deragon, commonly known as ‘Pete’ among his friends and acquaintances, is a Managing Director at Stanton Chase Los Angeles. He also serves as the Global Leader for Stanton Chase’s Supply Chain Sector and the Global Subsector Leader for Capital Markets and Investment Banking. Pete’s career journey began in the Financial Services Sector, and he remains actively involved in it and the CFO and Financial Executives Functional Group.

Pete leads a diverse team of executive search consultants with extensive senior-level experience. Together, they handle executive search assignments spanning various sectors, including government, higher education, and not-for-profit organizations, referred to as ‘Social Impact’ organizations within Stanton Chase.

Under Pete’s guidance, Stanton Chase Los Angeles plays a crucial role in assisting corporate boards in their pursuit of the best available talent. This effort aligns with the growing emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within organizations. In addition to executive search services, Pete’s team offers executive assessment tools, leadership consulting, and comprehensive compensation reports to clients.

With over 30 years of experience, Pete has been a trusted adviser and manager in business-to-business (B2B) environments. His career evolution, starting in financial services and transitioning through institutional sales and capital markets, has given him valuable insights into the industry. Pete’s extensive network extends throughout the Western region, with many cities in California serving as his home base over the years, including San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, and Los Angeles.

Currently, Pete leads Stanton Chase’s executive search initiatives across California, catering to both public and private companies as well as public agencies across nine industry groups. His global collaboration efforts ensure that clients benefit from a broad marketplace perspective, geographical expertise, and access to key executive connections. Pete and his team rely on proven processes to successfully complete challenging executive search assignments, and his track record includes hundreds of senior-level placements. His technical expertise, supported by a dedicated team and his unwavering enthusiasm, consistently leads to swift hires and recurring business relationships.

Born and raised in Southern California, Pete holds a degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Beyond his professional endeavors, Pete is actively involved in supporting charitable organizations, with a particular focus on those dedicated to ocean stewardship. When he’s not immersed in work-related tasks or engaging with clients and candidates, you can often find him enjoying the beach or pursuing his passion for motorcycle racing on California’s renowned tracks.


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