Drawing upon a background in finance, management and military service, Peter F. Hollings has excelled as the manager of Cobblestone Associates, LLC, and an independent investor since 2010. Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, he received a Master of Science in management in 1973. While there, he majored in both finance and information technology with course concentration in financial and management information, planning and control.
After graduating with his master’s degree, Mr. Hollings served the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a research assistant for one year before serving the Citizens and Southern National Bank of South Carolina as an assistant vice president from 1975 to 1980. Additionally, he lend his considerable expertise to numerous software development, financial services and consulting companies, such as TMI Systems Corporation, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., Securities Industry Association, Paine Webber, Inc., Integrated Analytics, Emory Hospitals Information Services and International Aquatech, LLC, among other institutions.
Although his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Hollings is especially proud of spending time in Panama, where he worked with the underserved population who lives in rural environments with no electricity. There, he obtained a perspective on life from others whose existence was vastly different from his. He cites this experience as an eye-opening and humbling experience that altered the trajectory of his career.
Prior to delving into management and finance, Mr. Hollings served in the United States Navy between 1967 and 1971, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant. During his military tenure, he served as a gunnery officer in Vietnam aboard the USS Boston (CAG-1) and as a ship’s navigator and department head aboard the USS Farragut (DLG-6). Lending his plethora of knowledge to written works as well, Mr. Hollings published a book, “Cruising Croatia,” in 2009, having also authored and co-authored several industry articles in professional journals.
Mr. Hollings is a former member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and current member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Looking forward, he intends to expand his career path by liquidating a real estate portfolio, owning properties and engaging in investment securities. On the creative side, he also enjoys photography and would like to continue traveling and taking photographs of national parks and scenic wonders.