Pete Snyder is the Chief Executive Officer of Disruptor Capital, an angel capital investment firm focused on funding and growing disruptive technologies, ideas and entrepreneurs.
Prior to starting Disruptor, Pete was the Founder and CEO of New Media Strategies, the world’s first and one of the largest social media marketing agencies. Snyder also served as President of Emerging Markets for Meredith Corporation’s full-service direct and digital marketing agency.
An innovator, Pete was one of the earliest pioneers in the social media industry. In his 12 years as CEO at New Media Strategies, Snyder built a blue-chip client base that featured some of the world’s leading brands and companies including ABC, AMC, Burger King, CBS, Chanel, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Disney, Dodge, Fox News Channel, Ford Motor Company, HBO, Jeep, McDonald’s, The NFL Players Association, Northwest Airlines, Paramount Pictures, PepsiCo, RCA Records, Red Bull, Reebok, Revlon, SyFy Channel, Sony and USA Network, among many others.
Under Pete’s leadership, New Media Strategies was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” for three years in a row. Pete also built an award-winning corporate culture, as both Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Business Journal named New Media Strategies one of the area’s “Best Places to Work.” Snyder was honored by Fortune Small Business for his innovative management style when they named him one of the “Best Bosses in America.” Additionally, Pete has been named a “Tech Titan” by Washingtonian Magazine, was featured on the “Power List” by Capitol File and was named a “Disruptor We Admire” by Smart CEO Magazine.
A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Snyder served on its Board of Visitors. He has also served in leadership roles on the Marketing Board of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Board of Trustees of Cushing Academy.
Pete is active in politics in Virginia, where he has served in various leadership roles in the Republican Party over the years and ran for Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth in 2013. Additionally, Pete is a World Championship certified barbecue judge, an accreditation that was even fact-checked and declared “100% true” by The Washington Post.
Pete, his wife Burson, his daughter Bee and their dog Elvis reside in Charlottesville, Virginia.