Peter is the Managing Partner of Louisa Voice, a Bergen County, New Jersey-based voice over IP provider. Louisa Voice delivers cost-effective, next-generation voice services to small and medium enterprises, and core IT consulting into large enterprises.
Peter’s first exposure to VoIP and SIP was in 2005 where he led the SIP trunk interoperability testing between a next-generation voice carrier and Nortel’s carrier voice product for a cable company. In 2010, Peter was asked to do a telecommunications analysis for a non-profit organization and make recommendations for upgrading their phone system. The end result was an open source telephony solution with SIP trunking to the voice network that exceeded functionality expectations and lowered monthly telecommunications costs.
After 30 years working for Nortel and Avaya in a variety of technical and management positions across IT, product development, solutions architecture, and voice professional services, Peter decided to focus full time on growing Louisa Voice.
As the managing partner of Louisa Voice, Peter is passionate about helping small businesses in New Jersey save money and improve their workplace efficiency through VoIP systems. He believes the next generation of small business cloud-based phone systems, are not cost-effective for all businesses, particularly as their business grows and requires 5 or more hosted phones. Premise-based VoIP solutions can deliver dramatic cost savings for New Jersey small businesses and corporations.
Heavily involved in the Bergen County, New Jersey community, Peter sits on the board of directors for the Waldwick Chamber of Commerce. He is the co-chair of the Technology Committee for the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce and he is the district committee chair for the Rotary Means Business Initiative. Peter is also an active member of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer for the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative. He presides on the board of deacons at Westside Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood.
When not working on the business, you can often find Peter outside running near his home in Waldwick, New Jersey. He also cycles and hikes the many trails along the lower Hudson River. Every few years, Peter unwinds completely by doing an extended multi-day bicycle trip.
Peter holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and an MBA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.