Chief Business Officer
Brent Peus is BioIQ’s chief business officer. In this role, he oversees the company’s business development team, which is focused on driving new business through a consultative, strategic approach. Prior to his current position, Peus served as BioIQ’s chief financial officer. He brings a strong finance background to the team, with 20 years of experience performing financial analysis, structuring deals and raising debt and equity capital.
Peus began his career in Berlin, where he established and managed the German subsidiary of Paris-based Meeker Construction, one of the largest developers in France. After three years in Europe, he returned to the U.S. to join Nearon Enterprises, a real estate private equity firm in Palo Alto, California. While working with Nearon, he focused on investments in oil and gas while developing high-end residences and golf courses.
He subsequently joined and became a senior partner at KPS Kapital, an investment-banking boutique. KPS Kapital was acquired in 2001 by New York-based merchant bank MTS Partners, where Peus served as a principal. He then relocated from New York to Santa Barbara in 2003 as a co-owner of Westerland Partners, an investment partnership with interests in U.S. and German real estate. Peus holds a degree in politics from Princeton University. In his free time, he actively supports youth sports programs and resides in Santa Barbara with his wife and four children.