CHICAGO, IL (Jun. 11, 2020) — The Planet Group (“Planet”), a leading provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, announced today that Pete Byer has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer. Byer joins the company with 25 years of technology experience. Bob Scalise, Planet’s previous CTO, will step back from day-to-day management and will maintain an ongoing role providing input on technology strategy and innovation pipeline.
“Pete’s technical expertise and programming skills will give us more bandwidth to take on mission-critical initiatives across the organization,” said Planet’s CEO Michael Stomberg. “We have some really exciting technological plans for the future and Pete is the right guy to lead us through the next wave of tremendous growth.”
Over the last 17 years, Byer’s focus has been in developing and maintaining Clinical Systems inside the pharmaceutical industry. He has a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL and has experience programming in over 10 different languages. Byer is a dynamic leader known for his strong cross-functional leadership, innovation, and deep technical knowledge.
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The Planet Group is the world’s leading diversified professional services organization, providing high-value outsourced global workforce solutions and consulting services in the life sciences, diversified energy, engineering, financial, healthcare, IT, and digital marketing industries. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we’ve been helping Fortune 500 and top companies for over 10 years.