Peter Palandjian
Full namePeter Palandjian
Country (sports) United States
Born (1964-02-12) February 12, 1964 (age 57)
Boston, Massachusetts
Turned pro1987
Retired1989
Prize money$30,728
Singles
Career record1–4
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 280 (August 15, 1988)
Doubles
Career record1–11
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 175 (July 10, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon1R (1988)
US Open1R (1988)

Peter Palandjian (born February 12, 1964) is the CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, a company his father founded. He was a collegiate and professional tennis player prior to his business career.

Biography

Early life and varsity career

Born in Boston, to a family of Armenian descent. Palandjian attended Phillips Academy Andover, then went to Harvard University where he had a noted varsity tennis career, and later to Harvard Business School.[1] He twice captained the Harvard team and played in the NCAA championships, both in singles and doubles, as the team's number one player.[2] Palandjian, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American literature, defeated Pat McEnroe at the NCAA Championships in 1986.[3]

Later tennis career

Palandjian competed professionally after leaving college and won six ATP tour Challenger titles, all in doubles.[4][5][6] He also made main draw appearances in singles and doubles at various Grand Prix tournaments.[6] Notable victories include wins over Jay Lapidus (Stratton Mountain, 1987), Ricardo Acuna and Mark Dickson (Raleigh, 1987) Tony Mmoh (Boston, 1998), Martin Laurendeau (Miami, 1998), Andrew Sznajder (Seattle, 1998). One of his doubles partners, at the 1988 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships in Boston, was future world number one Jim Courier.[7] In 1988 he featured in the men's doubles at three Grand Slam events, the French Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open. He also played men's doubles at the 1989 French Open and mixed doubles at the 1989 Wimbledon Championships. His brother, Paul, was also a collegiate tennis player.[8] The pair played a Grand Prix tournament together at Boston in 1989.[9] During Palandjian's highest career world ranking in doubles he reached No. 175 on July 10, 1989.

Palandjian retired from tennis in 1989.

Business career

Palandjian worked for two years with Bain & Company, as an Associate.[10] He was then an assistant to the CEO of Staples, during which time he studied for his MBA at Harvard Business School.[10]

Since 1993 he has been CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, a company founded in Boston in 1959 by his father Petros A. Palandjian, an Armenian immigrant, originally as a construction firm.[11]

Personal life

Palandjian lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has four children with his former wife Marie-Louise "Minou" Palandjian: Manon Palandjian, Petros Palandjian, Margot Palandjian, and Madelon Palandjian.[12] His daughter Manon oversees marketing and communications for his family's company.[13]

He married actress Eliza Dushku in August 2018.[14] In February 2019, Dushku announced that she was pregnant with their first child.[15] Six months later in August of that year, they welcomed their son Bourne.[16]

Challenger titles

Doubles: (5)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1987 Bossonnens, Switzerland Hard United States Bud Schultz West Germany Heiner Moraing
West Germany Alexander Mronz
6–4, 6–3
2. 1987 Helsinki, Finland Carpet United States Bud Schultz Sweden Nicklas Utgren
Finland Pasi Virtanen
7–6, 6–4
3. 1988 Aptos, U. S. Hard United States Jeff Klaparda United States Ed Nagel
United States Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–4
4. 1988 New Haven, U. S. Hard United States Jeff Klaparda India Zeeshan Ali
United Kingdom Chris Bailey
6–2, 7–5
5. 1988 Helsinki, Finland Carpet United States Luke Jensen West Germany Jörg Müller
United Kingdom James Turner
7–6, 3–6, 6–3

References

  1. ^ "Andover Magazine: Spring 2014". Jun 3, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Men's Tennis". The Harvard Crimson. April 14, 1987. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Li, Steve (May 19, 1986). "Netmen Drop NCAA Opener, 5-2". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sports shorts". Sun Journal. November 16, 1987. p. 20. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "USTA Pro Circuit Record Book" (PDF). United States Tennis Association. 2012. p. 55. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Buderi, Robert (September 10, 2007). "VC Varsity: The Best Athletes on Boston's Private-Equity Circuit---the Roster". Xconomy. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Boston - 04 July - 10 July 1988". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  8. ^ Kass, Sarah (April 14, 1986). "Netmen lose to Harvard; color NCAA slot Crimson". Columbia Daily Spectator. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Boston - 10 July - 16 July 1989". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Peter Palandjian to Discuss Real Estate at Men's Club Meeting". Armenian Mirror-Spectator. October 22, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "The Fifty Families (Part Two)". Boston Magazine. May 2006. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  12. ^ Fitzgerald, Jay (June 24, 2011). "Peter Palandjian: Holding court in real estate investment management". Boston Business Journal. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Power 2016: Family Ties". Boston Magazine. 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  14. ^ "Eliza Dushku marries Peter Palandjian in Boston: Photos". www.msn.com. Archived from the original on 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  15. ^ "Eliza Dushku Is Pregnant: 'We're Just Very Excited'". Us Weekly. 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  16. ^ "Eliza Dushku and Peter Palandjian Welcome a Son". People Magazine. 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2019-09-28.