About The Owner

Peter Colt Van Ryder

Estate Management Solutions

Certified Household Manager  


Certifications:

Starkey International: C.H.M.

TX CHL

CPR/AED

First Aid

A+, N+: Expired May 2009

MCSA: Expired May 2009

CCNA: Expired May 2009

Dedicated and resilient service and hospitality professional with over 13 years of experience working closely with High Net Worth (HNW) individuals at their private residences and estates. Exceptional ability to manage multiple projects, taking charge of challenging situations to delivery superior results without causing undue worry to the principals. Known for building effective procedures and policies that are documented within comprehensive household manuals to ensure the continuity of service at every property, regardless of its location or distance from the main residence. Formally trained and capable of performing traditional butler services while flexible enough to work comfortably in casual households. Extremely adaptable to different personalities, effectively communicating with everyone, from the property owners to the staff.

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A Personal Statement

I envision service as being the act of giving, in which one's own ego and preconceptions are set aside for the preferences of the Principal. 

Skills & Strengths

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  • Oversight of multiple residences
  • Staff management and training
  • Contract negotiations and enforcement
  • Development of estate manuals
  • Records management and organization
  • Relocation Coodination
  • Budget creation and adherence
  • Catalog and care of fine items, furnishings, and art
  • Establishment of housekeeping standards
  • Knowledge of specialty surfaces and environments
  • Wardrobe management and valet services
  • Shopping, provisioning, and confidential errands
  • Formal table service and wine/food pairings

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  • Personal assistant and butler talents
  • Basic Spanish, German and Swiss German
  • Construction and remodeling management 
  • Vendor and contractor management
  • Scheduled and emergency maintenance
  • Coordination with insurance on coverage and claims
  • Experienced Client’s Representative
  • Grounds, property, and garden oversight
  • Tennis courts, recreation areas, and pool maintenance 
  • Enforcement of security protocols for UHNW 
  • Event planning and execution
  • Luxury vehicle fleet management 
  • Travel planning and logistics

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Software:  MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). QuickBooks and Quicken.


Mobile Technology:  Full complement of Apple and Android products.


Home Technology:  Creston, Lutron, Control4, Elk Alarm Systems, Honeywell, Carrier Control Network, Roku, Sonos, FireTV, Arlo, and Nest. Cisco VoIP Telephony. Wired and wireless networking. Samsung Smart Things, Google Home and Alexa.


Former IT Certifications:  Cisco Certified Network Administrator, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), A+ (Computer hardware) and N+ (Networking fundamentals.)

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