VCET President, Fund Manager, and Investment Committee Member
With over 20 years involved in capital markets, early stage technology firms and venture investing, David is deeply experienced with economic development, working with entrepreneurs on technology commercialization and business formation, early stage ventures, and business growth strategies. Since June 2007, David has served as President and CEO of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) which is an independent non-profit organization offering venture capital, coworking spaces, start-up mentoring and networking. His blog on entrepreneurship and technology is www.TechCrib.org.
Prior to VCET, David operated Aggregate Capital Partners which provides management consulting, strategic planning, private capital and new venture development services. He also served in Governor Howard Dean’s Administration from 1992-1997, including a role as Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development and prior to that worked as an asset/liability analyst and portfolio trader at BayBanks from 1988-1991.
In addition to serving on VCET portfolio company Boards, David has served as Board Director, Investor or Adviser to several Vermont companies and non-profit organizations including Cynosure, Union Street Media (Internet Services), JSmart Technologies (Mobile Gaming and Social Networking Firm Acquired by SK Group in 2004), OneMade (E-Commerce Platform Acquired by AOL Time Warner in 2003), Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Assembly of Overseers (2005-2008), Vermont Tech Enterprise Center (2003-Present), The Vermont Business and Education Partnership (1994-1997), UVM’s Vermont Regional Alumni Board (2007 to 2009), and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (2001-2005), among others.
In 1988, David earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and then ten years later in 1998, he earned a M.B.A. in one-year from Babson College focusing on Entrepreneurship and Venture Finance. He lives in Stowe, Vermont.