Michael A. Peterman



Dr. Michael Peterman is a partner in the Atlanta office and is part of RHR’s Executive Bench® services team. As a consultant, he designs and implements customized processes that assist senior-level executives in developing skillsets and behaviors, accelerating their upward movement in the talent pipeline, and transitioning successfully into positions of increasing responsibility. On the Executive Bench services team, he is responsible for building and commercializing new products, including the design and delivery of the Scaling for GrowthSM executive development program. His experience as an internal business executive, combined with his expertise in psychology, makes Michael uniquely qualified to support organizations in senior-level talent acquisition, leadership development, and succession planning.

Prior to joining RHR International, Michael managed global and executive coaching practices and developed internal executive coaching processes for industrial Fortune 500 company Novelis. Previously, he was a program manager for the Veterans Health Administration Office of Clinical Consultation and Compliance, spearheading the development and execution of the program’s change management platform and strategy.

Michael received a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.