Senior Managing Director, Strategy
Pete Doucette has over 25 years of experience helping businesses develop long-term growth strategies and increase revenue through market insights and customer-based solutions. In his role as Senior Managing Director, Pete will lead the global strategic consulting practice at Mather, partnering with global clients around digital transformation and developing sustainable business models.
Most recently, Pete was the Chief Revenue Officer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, overseeing both B2C and B2B revenue and returning the Inquirer’s business to a growth trajectory. Prior to joining the Inquirer, Pete founded the Subscriber Economy practice at FTI Consulting as Managing Director, and previously was the Chief Consumer Revenue Officer at Boston Globe Media, establishing the Boston Globe as one of the most successful digital subscription businesses globally for a regional publisher.
Pete holds a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and completed the Sulzberger Media Fellowship at Columbia University. He speaks globally on the topics of subscription models, digital transformation, pricing strategy, and building and leading customer-centric organizations.
Who is someone you admire, and why?
As a fan of the Miami Heat, I have always admired their team President and basketball legend, Pat Riley. I have been fascinated with him since I first read a story of his perseverance during my childhood featured in an edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul. I then grew up to eventually read a book that he authored called The Winner Within: A Life Plan for Team Players. In my opinion, Riley does an outstanding job of blending team concepts in sports and business in this book, and I have viewed those around me in every sort of team setting differently ever since.
Riley demands excellence and is a no-nonsense businessman and team leader of the Miami Heat, dealing with strong personalities such as those of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Shaquille O’Neal, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Jimmy Butler during his 55-year career with numerous championships to his name as a player, coach, and executive. He is the type of person I would like to be one day. It all starts with being a team player and giving it your all no matter the type of team, the size, or the stakes. I truly believe in that.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would like to visit Spain for the first time and explore all parts of the country, ranging from the countryside to major cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. I would like to surround myself with an old-world culture and learn more about a place so far away from home but one where I have familial ties. I know that the food, people, and music would be incredible, so hopefully, a week would give me enough time to experience it all!