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Peter Burrows

Co-Founder, Exec Dir, Fair Factories Clearinghouse/ CEO, Brown Boar Farm
Brown Boar Farm
Burrows has more than 40 years’ IT executive management in diverse industries including consumer goods, footwear and apparel and high-tech electronics and manufacturing industries. He co-founded and currently serves as Executive Director of the Fair Factories Clearinghouse – a nonprofit software company that helps brands and retailers improve their ethical sourcing and reduce the environmental impact of their outsourced supply chains. He is also CEO of Vermont-based Brown Boar farm, a leader in the farm-to-table movement. Prior to his current endeavors, he was Chief Information Officer of several multi-national companies including the adidas Group. He received the Babson College Center for Information Management Studies "IT Achievement Award" in 2001; the Bobbin Apparel Industry All-Star Award in 2002; was named "Most Influential Consumer Goods Executive" by Consumer Goods Technology in 2004; in May 2005, was cited one of "Five to Watch" in retail IT by Women's Wear Daily, and received the Retail Systems Achievement Award for Best in Corporate Systems. He was a member of the board of directors of i-Mediation, Paris, and was a member of Washington,D.C.-based Private Sector Council, and was a former chairman of the National Retail Federation CIO Council. He is currently on the board of the Association of Retail Technology standards (ARTS).