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About Fred Petito,

Fred Petito is the Founder of Attain Leadership. As an experienced strategic advisor, business coach, and leadership development coach his mission is to help small and midsize businesses, and the executives who lead them, reach their highest potential.


Fred has over 25 years of experience as a Chief Strategy Officer and C-level executive in public and private multi-billion-dollar global companies, roll-up mergers, and startups. Previously, Fred spent four years as an attorney practicing commercial, estate planning, and tax law. 


As a C-level executive, Fred has built and led multiple teams throughout his career. He has learned through experience what works and what does not work across a broad spectrum of business and leadership challenges. His multidisciplinary experience and training in business, leadership, strategy, and law give him a potent combination of conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills that make him a clear thinker and a quick study with even the most complex challenges.


As a business strategist, Fred has advised large global companies and emerging startups across a broad spectrum of strategic challenges and business lifecycle stages. His experience spans a diversity of industries including biotechnology, consumer goods, consumer health, digital health, financial services, information technology, insurance, medical technology, and telecommunications.


Fred is known as an independent and creative thinker and doer. And while success is important to him, he’s most inspired when he sees others excel – especially his clients and their businesses.

Fred Petito
  • Doctor of Business Administration – Pace University

  • Executive Development Program – Columbia Business School

  • J.D., Business Law Curriculum – Brooklyn Law School 

  • B.A., Behavioral Sciences and Business - University at Albany


Client Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it, hear what our clients have to say about us below!

“I was fortunate to engage Fred as an executive coach at a time when I was exploring a major career transition. His ability to understand the critical transition issues I was facing and encourage me to explore different pathways forward truly did unlock opportunities that I never would have discovered without his partnership.”

Linda R.

CEO, Creative Production Firm

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