CEO of Gustavson Capital Corporation
Peter is the founder, CEO of Gustavson Capital Corporation, a private equity and investment firm, as well as CEO and Chairman of Bastion Square Partners Inc., a Capital Pool Company. Peter is also the founder, former President and CEO of Custom House Ltd. Under Peter’s leadership Custom House was named one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada eight years in a row by Deloitte.
Peter was a recipient of an Ernst & Young Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Society in 2005. Peter is a commerce graduate with honours from the University of Manitoba in 1979 and obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1982.
Peter’s past board membership and community service include Member of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, President of the Canadian Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association, Member of the University of Victoria School of Business International Advisory Board, Participant in the Prime Minister’s Federal Trade missions, Consultant to the Canadian Federal Government, Director and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee Member of the Royal BC Museum, Director of Home of Good Hope in Namibia Foundation, Director of Victoria Golf Club, Chair of the Gustavson School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Committee and Governor on the University of Victoria Board of Governors.
In 2010 the University of Victoria recognized Peter’s contributions to the University by renaming the Faculty of Business to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.