Leadership

Peter Blummen is the founding and managing partner of Cardinal Fund Management. Since 2004, as an investment banker, He has been engaged by clients to advise in many industries including technology, media, realty, and new energy. From 1989-2004, he headed proprietary trading groups at Maple Partners and was a fund manager and partner at PTS Management, Whitebox Partners & Scoggin Fund Management, where he managed securities in event related, private placements, quantitative blackbox and distressed strategies.

Separately, as a director of a $250m public company Energy Infrastructure Acquisition Corporation, Peter qualified “as an audit committee financial expert, as such term is defined by SEC rules” and chaired the audit committee while serving on the board. He is quoted and referenced in newspapers and newsletters as an expert in energy-related, technology, science and automotive issues. He is a cited contributor to the “US Electric Vehicle Standards Roadmap”, the protocols and standards for electric vehicles.

Peter currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Connective Leadership Institute. At various times, he has developed technologies and business opportunities for CLI. Periodically, he has been involved in the management of CLI. His projects for CLI include the original web programming of the CLI behavioral models and many subsequent version updates. He managed the migration of the CLI Resource Center to a cloud-computing platform (AWS) so that it could be used for both the Certified Associates, as well as for training apps and other scalable projects. Peter produced CLI’s first Udemy online course. He is currently developing training films for CLI seminars and online learning, as well as job-hunting apps to enable job-seekers to find ideal work environments.

Peter teaches Robotics, AI  and Programming in a workshop at Cornell Technion with NYFirst.

He received his MBA from Wharton Business School, an Sc.M. in Computer Sciences and an A.B. in economics, both from Brown University. He holds FINRA series 7, 66, & 79 licenses and is a Managing Director of Avalon Securities, in New York, NY.