Pete Petrella, Managing Director at Viaduct—a proven provider of talent acquisition services for startups and emerging businesses—was recently named to Invest Buffalo Niagara’s Board of Directors.
Petrella will serve as Chair of the Be In Buffalo committee, an Invest Buffalo Niagara program dedicated to introducing—or reintroducing—a new Buffalo to generations of people with skills that can build an economy of the future. In this role, he will support the non-profit, privately-funded economic development organization by partnering with companies and candidates that are looking to relocate to the western New York region.
“As a lifelong resident of the Buffalo Niagara area, it is an honor to have been selected to the Board at Invest Buffalo Niagara,” said Petrella. “Bringing innovative businesses and highly qualified talent to Buffalo is a cause that I have grown incredibly passionate about, and I am excited to collaborate with Tom Kucharski, Jenna Kavanaugh, and the rest of the Invest Buffalo team to promote economic and business development initiatives for our region.”
As Managing Director of Viaduct, Petrella is heavily involved in the startup community. The organization assists high-growth companies in optimizing their talent acquisition efforts to support their growth and expansion strategies.
A graduate of both the University at Buffalo and Canisius College, Petrella has over 20 years of business development and marketing experience in the Buffalo area. He has served as a member of the board of directors for several local organizations, including the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, PUNT Foundation, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, and University at Buffalo Alumni Association.
“On behalf of our entire team, I am thrilled to welcome Pete to our Board of Directors,” said Tom Kucharski, President and CEO of Invest Buffalo Niagara. “His exceptional business acumen, extensive professional network, and lifelong ties to the area will be valuable in helping our region to attract outside companies, generate new job growth, and spur ongoing economic progress.”
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