Mr. Peterson served on the board of JetBlue Airways for more than 20 years before stepping downing 2020. He is also the founding partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based private equity capital firm that he founded in 1995.
From 1973 to 1991, Mr. Peterson served in several positions at Trammell Crow Company, a commercial real estate service company, including Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to 1991 and Chief Financial Officer from 1977 to 1985. Mr. Peterson currently serves as a director of Franklin Covey Co. and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1992.
Since 1992, Joel Peterson has taught courses in real estate, entrepreneurship, and leadership at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Peterson’s course focus is presently on the effective management and leadership of growing businesses. His abiding interest, however, is in students and the important decisions they will make in the business world and in their personal lives.
He currently serves as a Director at Stanford’s Center for Leadership Development and Research, as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Group, and as an Overseer at the Hoover Institution.
He and his wife, Diana, have been married for 38 years and have 7 children and 14 grandchildren.
MBA, Harvard Business School, 1973
BS, Brigham Young University, 1971