Our Team

Meet the team dedicated to bringing the Pathfinder framework to your workflow.

Carl Peters, PhD, PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM

CEO & Founder

I am a scientist, project management expert, and entrepreneur with a passion for investigating project management in an academic context. For several years, I managed multi-million-dollar programs at the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada. There, I became a professional program and project manager and have since been certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Scrum.org. While working at the intersection of science and project management, I also serve as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University.

Originally from Bremen, Germany, I have been in Halifax since 2017 and worked as a Mitacs-funded postdoctoral fellow at Saint Mary's University and Net Zero Atlantic. Before moving to Atlantic Canada, I did my PhD in Sydney, Australia, at Macquarie University and worked as a researcher at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). My five-year stay Down Under followed studies in geochemistry and marine geosciences at the University of Bremen where I obtained my BSc and MSc and worked in several marine research institutes such as MARUM (Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences), the IODP (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program), and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).

Rene Arseneault, PhD, MBA

Strategy & Talent Associate

I'm an academic professional who specializes in HR and cross-cultural differences in the workplace. After finishing my bachelor's degree in psychology, I taught English in South Korea for seven years, where I discovered my passion for teaching. This was followed by completing my MBA in global corporate management through an international program in Germany, where I learned the value of working effectively in diverse environments.

After working in the Canadian financial industry for a few years, I returned to academia and earned my PhD in cross-cultural management from the Sobey Business School, Saint Mary's University. Since then, I've held tenure-track positions at top academic institutions in Canada, where I teach and conduct research on topics like recruitment and selection, cross-cultural management, and personality differences in the workplace.

Rene Arseneault