Founder & CEO
Pete Schramm loves bringing people together! Schramm is an entrepreneur, motivator, author, and experienced team leader focused on leading large, diverse teams to solve complex problems. Schramm grew up working on his family’s farm near Pittsburgh, PA where he honed his tireless work ethic and sparked his passion for connecting people. He graduated from Sewickley Academy, then attended Catholic University as an athlete with an academic focus on mechanical engineering for undergraduate and graduate school. Schramm studied abroad in Hong Kong in 2013.
Schramm began his professional career at the world’s largest defense contractor in the Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP). While at Lockheed Martin, Schramm held roles as a proposal analyst, environmental sustainability engineer, supervisor, supplier quality, and manufacturing engineer. He led an effort to design and implement Florida’s largest solar carport in 2017. After the two-year rotational program, he supported the design and build of missile launcher and shipbuilding programs as the lead quality engineer and risk program manager, respectively. While at Lockheed Martin, Schramm learned the value of professional mentorship – top-down and peer-to-peer. He had a front-row experience of the value of meaningful relationships and intentional people-helping-people.
In 2018, Schramm went to MTEQ (now QinetiQ) where he led a team of more than 100 engineers and
scientists along with a $30M+ portfolio of multiple programs – building robots for the Army that “keep
the good guys safe from far away.” This is where Schramm was able to lead by example and prioritize
people-over-process to unlock new levels of productivity and profitability resulting in a culture of
In 2020, Schramm took a leap of faith to focus on his startup – Lattitude (www.golattitude.com). The concept
came to fruition in March 2018 after Schramm realized that his one-on-one mentoring and
matchmaking began filling up 15+ hours each week. Lattitude is the one-stop-shop, human connection
platform that cultivates engagement through conversations. Schramm compares Lattitude to “the
intersection of LinkedIn, Zoom, Calendly, and Google Docs with flares of Survey Monkey.” Lattitude is
helping organizations attract, engage, and retain top talent through structured programs including, but
not limited to; new employee onboarding, mentorship, 360 feedback, internal cross-functional
networking, and succession planning.
Schramm is a trained and certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Agile HR Practitioner, Scrum Master, and Project Management Professional (PMP). Pete continues to stay active by playing basketball, hiking, and
cycling (#SchrammFarm on Peloton). He loves traveling (30+ countries so far) and is always learning new things – oftentimes in group settings to bring more people together.
Pete’s Purpose: Life is what you make of it – why not make it amazing for yourself and those around you by inspiring potential and igniting the fire inside of others. Let’s Lattitude levels the playing field to provide equitable access to unlimited opportunity to put the right people in the right places to accelerate the solutions of tomorrow.