Peter Faricy

Peter Faricy

MBA '95
Career Background

Peter Faricy has served as CEO, Board Member and Advisor for some of the world’s leading technology and consumer companies. He brings more than 30 years of leadership at the intersection technology, e-commerce and media. Faricy is currently on the Board of Directors for Blue Apron.

Most recently, Faricy served as CEO, Global Direct-to-Consumer, overseeing the worldwide digital and direct-to consumer businesses for Discovery, Inc. Faricy was responsible for the company’s Global Digital portfolio, including Discovery+, Food Network Kitchen, Magnolia, Dplay, and Motor Trend, as well as Eurosport Player and Discovery’s strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the global home of golf.

Prior to Discovery Faricy served as Vice President of Amazon Marketplace, where he was responsible for the growth of millions of third-party sellers worldwide. Faricy led Amazon Marketplace growth from less than 30% to more than 60% of units sold on Amazon. Previously, Faricy oversaw Amazon’s music and movie product categories in North America, including customer experience and vendor management.

Prior to Amazon, Faricy held management roles at Borders Group, Ford, and McKinsey &; Co. He currently serves on the boards of Seattle Prep High School and Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He received an MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan and a BA in Business from Michigan State University.