Peter Mills is a charter member of The Arena Group's Board of Directors. He is the former CEO of Cimbal Inc., a startup company developing a mobile payments system in Los Altos, Calif., from June 2014 to December 2015. From May 2004 until December 2012, he was Vice President of Sales at Speck Design, a leading product design firm with offices in Palo Alto, Calif. From July 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Mills served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Integrated Surgical Systems.
He has spent 15 years selling sophisticated industrial robotics and automation systems with Adept Technology, the leading U.S. manufacturer of industrial robots, and Hewlett-Packard Company. He has also served as the Vice President of Sales from October 2000 to September 2001 at Softchain, an enterprise supply chain software company acquired by RiverOne Inc. in 2001, which was later acquired by i2 Technologies Inc. in 2006.
Mr. Mills has significant experience with respect to the design and manufacturing needs of a variety of industries and has extensive international business experience in Japan, Singapore, and Korea. Mr. Mills earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in engineering, cum laude, from Dartmouth College.