Our Team

President and CEO

Pete Gratale, President and CEO

Pete received his Bachelor of Science degree in radiology technology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His business story began with co-owning and managing a single outpatient radiology imaging center. In less than six years he grew the business to include over fifteen image centers and sold the franchise to a national company.

An extraordinary benefit of growth and sale of the imaging organization was the creation of Seagate Management Company. Instead of outsourcing many of the operational needs of the imaging company, Pete's vision was to create additional partnership companies. To date, Pete leads the Seagate Management team, which currently manages the "behind the scenes" functions for over 20 companies.

Director of Operations

Beth Eason, Director of Operations

Beth, who was one of the first executives hired at Seagate Management, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Beth oversees a wide array of operations activities including the following:

  • Managing cash flow for all Seagate Management companies
  • Reporting and analysis company financials
  • Serving as liason between the corporate office and operations managers for all Seagate Management companies
  • Assisting Seagate Management owner and CEO in all aspects of business including strategic planning, budgeting, and financial forecasting.

Director of Marketing

Robin DeVido, Director of Marketing

Robin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Kentucky and her Master’s of Science degree from Florida State University. As a team member of Seagate Management for over a decade, Robin provides the direction for the following marketing and communication functions:

  • Leading the functional activities of marketing strategy, brand management, and advertising through traditional and new media
  • Developing a long-term overall marketing plan as well as a very specific short-term marketing plans for each customer.
  • Ensuring effective use of resources via, promotions, point of sale, community relations, and other appropriate activities.
  • Overseeing demand creation, including consumer advertising, public relations, promotions, media planning, and social media.
  • Designing and execution of all promotional materials, advertising, graphics, and online content

General Counsel

Laurie Peregoy, General Counsel

Laurie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Greensboro then went on to complete her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University. She is licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina.

Serving as Seagate Management’s attorney for over five years, Laurie offers her expertise in the following areas:

  • Risk Management
  • Contract review/negotiation
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources
  • Compliance


Phil Hayes, CPA

Phil received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a licensed CPA in the State of North Carolina. Before joining Seagate Management five years ago, he gained valuable experience in a public accounting firm that handled many of the tax functions for Seagate Management. As the “in house” CPA, Phil oversees the following:

  • Researching and consulting for tax planning
  • Assisting with financial projections for business development
  • Addressing tax compliance issues to state & local as well as Federal taxing authorities
  • Serving as liason to partners/shareholders for tax matters and with public accounting firms
  • Coordinating various accounting tasks, financial presentations and Profit & Loss Statements

Office Manager/Benefits Administrator

Penny Millis, Office Manger/Benefits Administrator

Penny came to Seagate Management with 25 years of office administration experience. For the past three years Penny has provided the direction and coordination of many key areas of operations including:

  • Managing Seagate Management corporate office
  • Processing payroll for over 100 employees
  • Initiating and maintaining employee benefit administration
  • Coordinating on-site special events and meeting preparation activities
  • Serving as special operations consultant to the Wilmington Sea Dawgs professional basketball team
  • Teaming with other Seagate Management personnel in the performance of accounting functions

IT Director

Jason Rich, IT Director

For over three years, Jason has been the “go to” for all Seagate Management computer networking. He attended both Computer Specialists and New Horizons IT schools. His certifications include A+, CNA, MCP, MCSA and MCSE. Jason’s day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Setting up and administering company/client networks
  • Overseeing/managing email and domains
  • Purchase, setup, and support servers, PC's, and peripherals

IT Director

Tammy Harrell, Web Developer

Tammy has a BA in Communication Art from East Carolina University and develops and maintains the websites for the Seagate family of companies. Tammy's primary responsibilities include:

  • Consulting with Seagate companies regarding their online presence
  • Designing and developing company websites
  • Assisting the Director of Marketing with promotional and print materials