Pete Snyder is the CEO of Disruptor Capital, a Virginia-based seed and angel capital investment company focused on funding and growing disruptive technologies, ideas and entrepreneurs.
Prior to starting Disruptor, Pete was the Founder & CEO of New Media Strategies, the world's first and, currently, the largest social media marketing agency.
Snyder also served as President of Emerging Markets Group for Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, Meredith Corporation's full-service direct and digital marketing agency.
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 corporations including ABC, Chrysler, Burger King Corporation, Coca Cola, CBS, Chanel, Disney, Dodge, Ford Motor Company, Jeep, HBO, McDonald's, The NFL Players Association, Northwest Airlines, Paramount Pictures, PepsiCo, RCA Records, Red Bull, Reebok, Revlon, Sci-Fi Channel, Sony, and USA Network, among many others.
He also built a winning corporate culture, and both Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Business Journal named New Media Strategies as 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 'Best Boss.' Additionally, Pete has been named a Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine twice and was featured on "The Power List" in 2011 by the Capitol File.
As a former pollster and nationally-known political media consultant, Snyder is a Fox News contributor and has also served as a marketing expert on CNBC, "The News with Brian Williams," "The CBS Evening News," Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," "Hannity," and "Fox and Friends."
A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Snyder serves on the Marketing Board of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Board of Trustees of Cushing Academy and the Board of Visitors for the College of William and Mary.
Last fall, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell asked Pete to serve as the Chairman of the 2012 Virginia Victory campaign overseeing the Presidential, U.S. Senate and 13 Congressional campaigns efforts in the Commonwealth.
Pete and his wife, Burson, reside in Fairfax County, Virginia.