Peter M. Hudson, President and Founder
1989 – Present
The PH Advisory Group
Nature Coast Hernando County Florida, Florida
At 25 years of age, my tour of duty as a US Army Finance Officer at Ft. Ord, CA had ended. I had a family and a burning desire to start my own business. Prior to joining the Army, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in Marketing from Babson College earning a four-year degree in three years.
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit as far back as I can remember: selling Yule Tide logs at Christmas door to door; running my own sailing school during the summer; playing the piano at various venues, washing cars; you name it, I did it.
Sales and organization are part of my DNA. After serving my Country and with money saved, I started a company called Omnigistics, Inc. in Salinas, CA. The premise was to create an alternative to the uncertainties, ineffectiveness and high cost of the traditional marketing, advertising and selling that for decades dominated the business-to-business marketplace.
I believed that there had to be a way to measure precisely the relationship between a dollar spent on advertising and the sales and profit that dollar generated. Over the course of the next 20 years that company, Omnigistics, Inc. expanded to include twelve offices coast to coast as well as Mexico City.
The PH Advisory Group evolved out of my predecessor company and for two decades has served industrial manufacturers of all sizes from small family owned operations to larger global entities concentrating on refining the sales functions of companies into self-directed, autonomous sales organizations.
We moved The PH Advisory Group’s headquarters to Florida in 2013 to enjoy its friendly business climate and to be near our son who is serving at Central Command after thirteen years as an officer in the US Army.
My wife and I reside on the Nature Coast in Hernando County and have three adult children and are blessed with seven grandchildren.
Monterey, CA 93940
Founded and served as President for over 20 years. Omnigistics pioneered and implemented now broadly accepted concepts and techniques in the field of management, marketing and strategic planning including the theory and practice of profitable “rightsizing”, corporate revitalization, programmed expansion and niche oriented business-to-business marketing and more.
Previously headquartered in Salinas, California, Omnigistics owned its own facility on 1.68 acres of land and employed up to 80 people over its 20-year history. The company operated for the last two years out of a larger facility in Monterey, California. Additionally, the company maintained regional offices in: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Boston, Seattle and Portland, Oregon. For more than two decades, Omnigistics represented clients in virtually every industrial marketplace including metalworking, electronics, distribution, telecommunications, software and more.
US ARMY Finance Corps/Infantry
1st Lieutenant, Finance Corps
Recipient of Army Commendation Medal
1967-1968 WESTINGHOUSE BROADCASTING – WBZ Boston, MA
Director of Research and Development (Left on leave of absence to enlist in US Army Officer’s Candidate School during Vietnam War)
1967 Babson College
B.S., Business Administration
Major: Finance Minor: Marketing
Completed four years of undergraduate work in three years.
OTHER NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
Who’s Who in American Colleges
Scholarship recipient Kleid Collegiate Institute for Direct Marketing, Chicago, IL California State Teaching Credential:
Instructor: Mathematics, Accounting and Office Procedures
Member of Direct Marketing Association (DMMA)
Member of International Marketing Association
Member of Direct Marketing Educational Foundation
Sales & Marketing Management magazine viewpoint column,
“That Painful Percentage.”
USA Today, California Ed.,
“Marketing Firm Takes Low-Key Approach To Success.”
Sales & Marketing Management magazine,
“From Start-up to Upstart.”
Published 44-page brochure,
“Sales & Profits in the Business-To-Business Marketplace”
Dartnell Publishing Corporation,
“The Marketing Edge – Six Pros Tell You How To Get It.”
One of six individuals chosen nationwide for “marketing
excellence” and the subject of an interview and tape series published
and distributed internationally to the business and education communities
Piper Cheyenne International Dealer Conference
University of California, San Francisco
American Graduate School of International Business
Magnavox National Conference
West Coast Appliance Dealer’s Association
Pearson Yachts Annual Conference
Direct Marketing Educational Foundation
Professors Institute, frequent instructor in business-to-business marketing
San Diego Chamber of Commerce Mexico Business Opportunities “Marketing
Guest on the Will Crist radio program SLMA Talk Radio
Subject: “Restructuring your sales operation for long-term, high-margin growth”