Peter Levine

Peter Levine
Lecturer, Marketing
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Academic Area: 
Marketing

Research Statement

Peter J. Levine has over twenty years experience in the software industry as an executive and a venture capitalist, playing key roles in engineering, sales, marketing and management at companies of all sizes. Mr. Levine is a Lecturer teaching S351, "Building and Managing Professional Sales Organizations," with James M. Lattin, Robert A. Magowan Professor of Marketing at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Bio

Peter Levine is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He was previously senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix where he was responsible for revenue, product management, business development, and strategic direction. Peter joined Citrix in 2007 through its $500 million acquisition of XenSource, the leading provider of enterprise-class open source virtualization software, where he served as CEO, leading its 600 employees and establishing strategic agreements for the XenServer product family with customers such as Microsoft, Symantec, HP, NEC and Dell.

Prior to XenSource, Peter was a general partner at the Mayfield Fund. Before Mayfield, he was an early employee of VERITAS Software. During his 11-year tenure with the company, he helped to grow the organization to over 5,000 employees and more than $1.5 billion in revenue. Peter served as executive vice president and was responsible for worldwide marketing, OEM sales, business development, and several product divisions. He began his career as a software engineer at Spectrum Software and was later a software engineer at MIT’s Project Athena.

Peter holds a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University and attended the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is currently a management lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a former entrepreneurship lecturer at the Sloan School.

Peter serves on the board of the following Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies: Actifio, Alluxio Inc., Arimo, Bromium, Coho Data, Cumulus Networks, Cyanogen, DataGravity, DigitalOcean, GitHub, Instart Logic, Maxta, Mesosphere, Mixpanel, and Udacity. He is also on the board of trustees for Boston University and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and the Dean’s Advisory board for MIT Engineering.

Academic Degrees

  • BS Engineering, Boston University, 1983

Teaching

Degree Courses

2019-20

GSBGEN 566 is an elective course offered to 2nd-year MBA and MSx students. The goal of this course is to improve students' judgment in confronting challenging, real business situations encountered in the normal progression of corporate activities...

The focus of this class is on the challenges and key issues associated with the creation and management of a professional sales organization. Our emphasis is developing and managing the selling effort of business-to-business and business-to-...

2018-19

GSBGEN 566 is an elective course offered to 2nd-year MBA and MSx students. The goal of this course is to improve students' judgment in confronting challenging, real business situations encountered in the normal progression of corporate activities...

The focus of this class is on the challenges and key issues associated with the creation and management of a professional sales organization. Our emphasis is developing and managing the selling effort of business-to-business and business-to-...

Stanford Case Studies

EMco and SolarT | E582
Peter Levine2015
EMco and SolarT (A) | E582A
Peter Levine2015
EMco and SolarT (C) | E582C
Peter Levine2015
EMco and SolarT (B) | E582B
Peter Levine2015
Dropbox | E471
Jim Lattin, Peter Levine, Justin Randolph2013