Peter Bender

Senior Solution Architect

Peter plays varied roles on Exponent Partners nonprofit projects, serving as solution architect, lead business analyst, and more. He has worked with all sizes and types of nonprofits in his long tenure at the company and has special expertise in custom solutions, philanthropy systems, and integrations. He places a high priority on keeping client solutions simple and cost-effective, and brings an abiding commitment to continuous improvement, sustainability of design, and usability to his work. Peter has designed and developed technical business solutions at fast-paced small companies, with solutions ranging from web tools and custom CRM applications to SAP implementations. While taking time off to be a stay-at-home dad, Peter began implementing Salesforce applications as a volunteer for local nonprofits through the Taproot Foundation.

A native Midwesterner, Peter is an avid outdoorsman. He has crewed a 135-foot ocean-going research vessel, worked as a Forest Service Wilderness Ranger, climbed mountains, hiked for weeks in Alaska and Utah, and explored Antarctica. His goal is to be a role model for his three young daughters, leading a balanced life and giving back to the community. Peter graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology.