Pete Hess


Pete Hess is the CEO of Khoros. Prior to joining Khoros in February 2018, Mr. Hess enjoyed a 23-year career with Advent Software where he held roles in sales and sales management, followed by executive leadership positions in sales, marketing, and customer success, and going on to become President and CEO.

He learned the software business at Advent serving the investment management industry with market-leading investment, accounting, trading, and compliance solutions. At Advent, Pete championed the deployment of Lithium technologies to enhance Advent’s communication with its customers and partners.

"I believe [our] purpose is to help your business succeed by empowering your teams with the technology necessary to stay in close communication with your customers in this digital age."

— Pete Hess, CEO

Pete operated as a Senior Advisor to Vista Equity Partners for six months and has been closely connected with Lithium, having recently served on the Lithium Board of Directors.

He resides in the Bay Area with his wife Kelly and children Matt and Samantha. He holds a BA from Princeton University and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, coaching football, and golf.

Pete Hess
Quick Facts

  • Graduated from Princeton University
  • Worked 23 years with Advent Software, in roles ranging from sales to President and CEO
  • Previously served on Lithium’s Board of Directors
  • Enjoys mountain biking, skiing, coaching football, and golf

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