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Peter A. Hunter | Managing Director, Axia Capital
phunter@axia-partners.com
Mr. Hunter co-founded Axia Capital Partners in 2003, following over 23 years of experience as a well-respected operating executive. Most recently, Peter was CEO of Innovative Microplate, Inc., where he grew the firm’s revenue by 100% and, led the sale of the company. Previously, Peter was CEO and director of Inspectron Corporation, a machine vision hardware and software company focused on the factory automation market. Under his leadership, the company grew over 400% in less than three years, and was ultimately sold to a strategic buyer in 2002. Prior to Inspectron, Peter was EVP, COO & CFO for Data Instruments, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial sensors and factory automation equipment. During his thirteen years at Data Instruments, he initiated and completed seven acquisitions that provided significant growth to the company (revenues of $70 million) and ultimately led the sale of the company to Honeywell International in 1998. Prior to joining Data Instruments, Peter was a CPA for Deloitte & Touche. Peter is also on the board of a number of for-profit and non-profit entities. An attorney and CPA, he received his J.D. in corporate law and BS in accounting at Suffolk University where he is currently on the Board of Trustees. Peter lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife, Elizabeth and daughters, Libby and Sally.
James A. Pelusi | Managing Director, Axia Capital
jpelusi@axia-partners.com
Mr. Pelusi co-founded Axia Capital Partners in 2003, following over 22 years of business experience. Most recently, Jim was SVP and General Manager of the Factory Software Division of Brooks Automation, where he personally led the acquisition and integration of six complementary product and service organizations. Under his management, the division’s revenues grew from $24 million to $130 million in two years. Jim also was a key player on the Brooks road-show team that raised over $280 million in a successful secondary equity offering. Previously, Jim was CEO and co-founder of FASTech Integration, a developer of mission-critical manufacturing software for large semiconductor and electronics companies. At FASTech, Jim was successful in raising $6.5 million in venture financing and led the company through significant growth, increasing revenues to $24 million. FASTech was ultimately sold to Brooks Automation in 1998. Jim has a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Jim lives in Winchester, Massachusetts with his wife, Faith and children Anna, Drew and Jake.
 
   
   

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