Pete Davis

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Founder and CEO of Impact Management Services in Southfield. Impact Management Services provides staff management and professional search solutions for businesses in the engineering, technology, automotive, and other sectors. Under Davis' leadership, the firm recently opened a second office in Chesterfield Township and is on track to nearly double revenue from $16.5 million in 2013 to a projected $30 million in 2014. Impact Management has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 for four consecutive years, reporting a three–year growth of 302 percent. Davis is a member and former president of the Entrepreneurs' Organization Detroit and has served as a trustee for Oakwood Hospitals' Center for Exceptional Families. He was recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as a 40 under 40 honoree and by DBusiness magazine as one of the 30 in their 30s.

WHERE BORN: “Dearborn.”

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: “I've been fortunate to have a few different mentors who have become close friends. One in particular started a company in his garage in his teens and has a successful company and from him I've learned the value of holding to tight standards in business. I also learned not to waste energy on things outside my circle of influence.”

LAST BOOK READ:I just finished The 5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell.”

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Purpose–driven, passionate, positive, and I'm all–in in everything I do.”

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: “It has a great runway in front of it with a slower recovering economy. There's enough uncertainty that people will continue to use contingent labor, and the war for talent and the recruiting process is something most companies need assistance with, so companies can focus on their key mission. The Affordable Care Act adds complexity and cost going forward that will be an extra burden for companies.”

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: “The iPhone and iPad are attached 24/7.”

FAVORITE PLACE: “I don't have a favorite place but I have fun with everything I do and I love experiencing new places. If I had to say one, it would be my family ranch up in Northern Michigan.”

FAVORITE HOBBIES: “New experiences –– I love doing new things and meeting new people.”


MY HIDDEN TALENT: “I really enjoy helping other people discover their hidden potential.’”

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: “As somebody who spread a positive ripple effect and left the world a better place and changed lives for the better.”