Team

Our “talent cloud” of professionals, mentors, investors, serial entrepreneurs, and board members surrounds Vermont’s emerging businesses with the skills, experiences and networks they need to start, scale, and succeed.

David Bradbury

David Bradbury

President, Seed Fund Manager

Sam Roach-Gerber

Sam Roach-Gerber

Vice President

Kelly Keen

Kelly Keen

Manager of Operations and Culture

Nicole Mattos Parodi

Nicole Mattos Parodi

Associate

Directors & Advisors

Frank Cioffi

Frank Cioffi

President of GBIC & Cynosure, Chair of Vermont Technology Council and VCET Chair

Chair, Board of Directors

Elizabeth Hackett Robinson

Elizabeth Hackett Robinson

Advisor, Middlebury College

Board of Directors

Mike Lane

Mike Lane

Private Investor, CEO of Fluency, former founder and Chief Operations Officer of Dealer.com

Board of Directors

Dr. John Evans

Dr. John Evans

Former Dean, UVM College of Medicine; Board Chair, PC Construction; VCET Founder

Board of Directors

Janette Bombardier

Janette Bombardier

Chief Engineering Officer at Chroma Technologies

Board of Directors

Briar Alpert

Briar Alpert

Founder and ex CEO, BioTek and VCET Vice Chair

Board of Directors

Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey

Co-Founder, Bequall

Board of Directors

H. Kenneth Merritt Jr.

H. Kenneth Merritt Jr.

Managing Director, Merritt & Merritt

Investment Committee Member

Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

MultiStrat Advisors Inc., Founder of Middlebury Securities LLC

Investment Committee Member

Gavin Berger

Gavin Berger

Entrepreneur and Entertainment Executive

Board of Directors

Naila Jahan

Naila Jahan

Director, Strategic Initiatives at MassChallenge

Board of Directors

Lisa Groeneveld

Lisa Groeneveld

Co-Founder & Chair of OnLogic

Board of Directors

Rob Foregger

Rob Foregger

Co-Founder of NextCapital

Board of Directors

Ernie Spears

Ernie Spears

Chief Revenue Officer of Alumni Alliances

Seed Fund Advisor

Cassie Polhemus

Cassie Polhemus

CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Seed Fund Advisor

Gwen Pokalo

Gwen Pokalo

Director, Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont

Seed Fund Advisor

Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen

Co-Founder of Contractor Headquarters, Inc.

Seed Fund Advisor

Diane Abruzzini

Diane Abruzzini

Business Operations & Design, Rigorous

Seed Fund Advisor

Strategic Investors

Special thanks to our Partners

US Senator Patrick Leahy

US Senator Patrick Leahy

University of Vermont

University of Vermont

Consolidated Communications

Consolidated Communications

Vermont Technology Council

Vermont Technology Council

Middlebury College

Middlebury College

State of Vermont

State of Vermont

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