David Peterson Jr. '88, '17 Hon.
David Peterson, Jr. is President and CEO of 4 Media Online, a leading credit card transaction processing company for online retailers, headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
4 Media Online, which has locations in Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Spain, builds and maintains an array of highly sophisticated credit card platforms for online merchants worldwide. The company's business model ensures maximum client profitability and competitive advantage by virtue of the firm's technological expertise and superior fraud detection. Mr. Peterson has successfully owned and operated many businesses over the past two decades, ranging from sports entertainment restaurants to printing businesses to credit card processing platforms worldwide. His companies have experienced strong growth and expansion through streamlining operations, acquiring new businesses and ensuring that each business under his umbrella is the best in its field.
Mr. Peterson is passionate about giving back to the community and prides himself on affiliations with organizations and groups which make an impact. He is actively involved with Soldiers' Angels, an organization that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. He is also an active member in Indian Princess Seminole Nation, an organization dedicated to providing services that enrich the father and daughter bond, and with Soles4Souls, which distributes shoes to people in need. He joined the University of New Haven Board of Directors in 2010.
Mr. Peterson received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of New Haven in 1988. The University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in 2017.
Mr. Peterson, his wife Karen, and daughters Mackenzie and Nicole reside in Coral Springs, Fla.