Mitch Peterson is a relatively new face at Tamarack. As executive vice president of operations – a new position at the company – Mitch leads the professional services team and oversees all IT and human resources activities. An amateur baseball player and youth sports coach, Mitch is as busy outside of the office as he is inside.
What do you enjoy the most about your role at Tamarack?
I really enjoy bringing in experience from both larger Fortune 500 companies and rapidly growing digital unicorns to find an approach that works at Tamarack.
What is your business background?
I’ve spent most of my career in technology and over the past six years have led commercial operations teams for rapidly growing SaaS organizations. This combination works well for my role at Tamarack despite not having directly worked in the equipment finance industry.
What does life look like for you outside of Tamarack?
I’ve been married for 16 years. We have three children aged 11 to 14. Most evenings are filled with running the kids to their various sports or coaching their teams. Altogether, we have nearly all sports covered in our family: baseball, softball, football, basketball, hockey, volleyball and golf. When I’m not running to kids’ events, I still play amateur baseball with the Rosemount Pipers (I played collegiate baseball at Northwest Missouri State University whereI was a pitcher).
What outdoor activities do you enjoy?
During the pandemic, our family took up mountain biking. We have traveled all over Minnesota to ride trails and even took a trip to Colorado where we biked new trails at each stop. We also like to travel. Each fall, we take a trip to South Dakota to go pheasant hunting with extended relatives.