Lauren Peterson
Vice President and Area General Manager, Carolinas Region

Lauren Peterson leads Sirius’ team of sales professionals in North and South Carolina. Ms. Peterson joined Forsythe (now Sirius) in 2004 as district manager of the Carolinas. In 2009, she was promoted to Mid-Atlantic regional manager with responsibility for Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. In 2014, she was promoted to regional vice president. During her tenure, Ms. Peterson oversaw more than 600-percent growth in the territory and established Forsythe as a recognized player throughout the region.

Ms. Peterson has more than 20 years of experience serving clients in technology. Before joining Forsythe, she spent 15 years in technology consulting with both Accenture and Ernst & Young. As a partner with Ernst & Young, Ms. Peterson was the account partner in charge of providing services for the largest utility in the United States. After a successful career with Ernst & Young, she moved from California to the Carolinas and spent four years as an executive with two start-ups. Ultimately, one of those companies was purchased by Hewlett-Packard, where she served as a client service principal for the financial services industry.

Ms. Peterson received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

Ms. Peterson was an instrumental member of Forsythe’s inaugural Employee Ownership Team, which was formed in 2006 when Forsythe became a 100% employee-owned company. During her tenure at Forsythe, she has also participated on the board of the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) and is a member of Women Executives (WE).