Peter Freeman: Moving it Forward
By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter
PETALUMA — Peter Freeman has always been interested in business and innovation, so when he got the chance to work for a cutting-edge enterprise, he was all in. “I joined Good Green Moving when I was still in college,” he says. “I was majoring in economics and applied mathematics, with the hopes of starting my own business when I finished. I got connected with Jonathan Cook, the company owner, through my mom, who is a real estate agent. His company was doing a lot of innovative things with data and software to improve efficiency and environmental sustainability in the moving industry. Originally, he was going to help me start my business by using Good Green’s branding and software, but after getting to know me and my skillset, he ended up bringing me on to help him grow and scale his company. Today, I run our data analytics and handle our customer experience.”
As COO of Good Green Moving, Peter says his favorite part of his job is helping customers. “Often, when someone calls us, they’re the most stressed they’ve ever been, so it’s very rewarding to ease their anxiety and bring them peace of mind. Later, when they’re finally moved into their new home and happy with how everything went, it’s a really nice feeling.”
A resident of Kentfield, Peter spends his time outside of work on a variety of active pastimes. “I love cooking,” he details. “On the weekends, I like to have people over and cook for everyone. I also enjoy playing basketball, stock trading and fishing, although I don’t have much luck with the latter.”
In regard to a professional philosophy, Peter gives a two-tiered response. “The two main things that motivate me are environmental sustainability and the customer experience. A major part of Good Green’s philosophy is bringing sustainable practices to an industry that’s plagued by waste. By using reusable plastic bins, we’ve kept thousands of boxes out of landfills, and that’s just one of many things we’re doing to promote sustainability. Regarding the customer experience, I see a lot of moving companies that care too much about profits and not enough about people. So, it’s very important to me that our customers have the best possible experience when they move with us.”
When asked what he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Peter says he’d cook up a new livelihood. “I’ve always dreamed of going to culinary school. One day, when I actually do retire, it would be fun to do that and open a restaurant.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: The Golden State Warriors.
Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: A toasted bagel with cream cheese.
Q: What was your first job?
A: I worked as a waiter at the Cheesecake Factory.
Q: Do you collect anything?
A: I collect kitchen knives. It’s amazing how many different types there are—I have about 20 and they each serve a specific purpose.
Q: What’s your favorite animal?
A: The tiger. I think they’re the embodiment of beauty, grace and power.
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