Peter Burnim

Board Member

Sterling Bank & Trust

Mr. Burnim worked at Citibank/Citicorp in the US and Europe for over 25 years where he served as a Senior Credit, Senior Securities and Senior Corporate Officer. He held positions of increasing responsibility as head of U.S. Corporate Banking, European Corporate Finance, European Capital Markets and U.S. Private Banking. After Citibank, Mr. Burnim served as Managing Director of Crown Capital Group, a private equity investment firm. He formed Crown World Services, Ltd., with Bermuda Life Insurance Company Limited, serving as its Chairman.  Crown offered offshore private placement variable life insurance investment service to high net worth families. 

Mr. Burnim served as Executive Vice President of Northstar Companies, Inc., again using both insurance and reinsurance financial services to high net worth families.  Mr. Burnim is currently a managing director of iQ Venture Advisors, LLC. a boutique investment advisory group affiliated with Source Capital that raises capital for emerging companies, private equity and hedge funds.  

Mr. Burnim has served on the Advisory Board of CVC Capital Partners Europe (advisors and managers of Citicorp's Private Equity Investments in Europe); was a Director of Highland Financial Holdings’ various hedge funds; a Director of The Bank of Bermuda (NY) (prior to acquisition by HSBC), a Director of Sterling Centrecorp, Inc. (a TSX real estate development company) and to various Northstar, Crown and Citibank/Citicorp companies. 

Mr. Burnim currently serves as a Board member of Argus Group Holdings in Bermuda and its various international insurance subsidiaries; as a Trustee of Allianz VIP Trust and Allianz VIP Fund of Fund Trust, as Chairman of AISFL, and as Chairman of Northstar Holdings Group.   He has also served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue as an Expert Witness.  Mr. Burnim is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.  He serves on the Boards of the Harvard Glee Club Foundation; Beth El Investment and Spiritual Committees, American Classical Orchestra; and Great Beginnings Montessori.

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