Pete Marra

Chief Operating Officer

Pete Marra is recognized as a highly strategic executive who now serves as Chief Strategy Officer at the Colson Center. He has over 20 years of experience in organizational strategy, leadership development, and technology integration. He has worked as a consultant for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, helping shape them into thriving, cutting-edge organizations that are well prepared for the world’s uncertainties.

Pete has founded several companies and works extensively in the startup and incubation space. He has a passion for developing leaders and working with individuals who are not averse to unconventional strategies.  Additionally, Pete has a heart for international ministry, serving short-term in more than 15 countries and living in China for three years. He has been a pastor, church planter and mission mobilizer who continues working to spread God’s truth and story of redemptive love around the world.

Pete has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel in South Carolina, and a master’s degree in Christian leadership from Asbury Seminary. He has been married for 17 years to his wife, Heather, and they are proud parents of three children. Pete enjoys serving as a guest lecturer and speaker for universities and organizations. He offers guidance and inspiration in the areas of technological innovation, leadership development, and organizational risk assessment and mitigation.