Dennis Wright is the President and Chief Executive of Peregrine Development International. He founded Peregrine following a highly successful career in both Government and Industry. Prior to forming Peregrine, he was a Vice President for KBR, the leading Engineering and Construction company in the U.S. and the 7th largest Defense Contractor. He was responsible for the development of all public sector market strategies, planning and analysis, business development, branding, advertising, communications and public relations for a $5B business segment. In January 2003, Dennis led KBR’s international strategic initiative to establish a new Middle East corporate office during the Iraq war and led the post‐war reconstruction efforts, including direct liaison with U.S. Reconstruction Offices. As Vice President of the new Mid‐East regional office he developed strategies supporting a $4B revenue base and captured over $2B in new work. He also served as Account Manager for U.S. Navy and Defense programs.
After creating Peregrine, Dennis won new work in the Kuwait, Iraq and throughout the Middle East creating a solid foundation for the new company. Dennis then led the company’s initiative to bring Busch Gardens and Sea World to Dubai to build the regions first major western branded theme parks. He then took the company to Southeast Asia where he conceived and secured the development of a 177 hectare green-field Logistics and Business Park in the Philippines valued in excess of $3.0 billion financed by a major Kuwait investment company. This project, in which Peregrine is the Prime Contractor and Developer, has captured international attention because of its magnitude as because it is the country’s single largest foreign direct real estate investment.
Dennis was a Captain in the U.S. Navy and a professional Logistician, where he advanced from Storekeeper, Line Officer, Supply Officer and culminating his career as Commander of one of the largest Defense Agencies in the DOD. He has conducted operations around the world, including residing in Japan for four years and being responsible for contingency operations in the Balkans, Philippines and the Middle East. He has extensive Joint Service and Acquisition Management experience, including Commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency (International) where he directed an organization of 1100 personnel with 57 offices in 23 countries and $70 million annual budget. He was directly responsible for administering over $30 billion in contracts on behalf of DOD, NASA and foreign governments with direct personal interface with American Embassies, NATO, foreign governments and foreign industry executives. He is well versed in all aspects of commercial and defense based acquisition and especially FAR, DFARs, DCAA and DCMA based contracts.
Dennis is an internationally recognized expert in strategic planning, sales and marketing, business development, acquisition and and contract management, program and financial management, life cycle operations, maintenance and logistics. He has extensive experience with multiple U. S. government agencies, foreign governments, embassies, industry and trade associations, and has amassed a solid record of success marketing, capturing new business, directing change and leading organizational transformation. He is frequently sought after to speak at government and industry meetings and is an accomplished author.
Dennis holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Acquisition Management. He is an NCMA Fellow and Certified Professional Contracts Manager and DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting by the DOD. He is a Founding Board Member of the U.S. – Philippine Society; Chairman of the Board of the Clark Veterans Cemetery Restoration Association and the Bells of Sorrow Association.