Peter Wilkins leads Hyde Park Angels (HPA), the most active early-stage investor in the Midwest. HPA is transforming early-stage investing by taking a people-first approach. HPA helps entrepreneurs build incredible companies by leveraging HPA members’ market expertise, industry knowledge, and powerful network, which is comprised of successful entrepreneurs, top business executives and some of the best venture capitalists from across the country.
Prior to HPA, Peter successfully founded, built, and turned around companies in multiple industries. He co-founded New Futuro, a socially innovative education company. Before then, Peter worked with KKR Capstone (KKR’s operations group) as President of PRIMEDIA Healthcare, where he turned around the company from record losses to record profits and built one of the premier online physician education communities. Prior to PRIMEDIA, Peter successfully served in senior sales and marketing roles for two technology startups that collectively sold for more than $2.8 billion. Peter holds a degree in business from Indiana University and graduated from the University of Chicago Booth Executive Institute.
Peter is an active advisor to many entrepreneurs, serves on several boards, and frequently speaks about entrepreneurship and venture capital. He also works with founders and CEOs to maximize executive performance with the Omaxen Group.