H. Kenneth Merritt, Jr. – Investment Committee Member

Ken is the Managing Director of Merritt & Merritt, a boutique corporate, securities and intellectual property law firm based in Burlington, Vermont. His practice is focused on the representation of venture capital funds, private equity funds and angel investors as well as emerging growth companies in mergers, acquisitions and private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities as well as the formation and governance activities of privately-and publicly-held companies, non-profit organizations, venture capital firms and private equity funds.

Ken is active in multiple professional organizations and various angel and investor groups, including, Investors’ Circle, North Country Angels and Granite State Angels. He is the founder and President of the Vermont Venture Network, which meets monthly to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and others involved in the entrepreneurial process. He is currently the Chair of the Vermont Investors Forum; a member of the Advisory Board of Investors’ Circle based in Durham, NC; a member of the Investment Committee of the Patient Capital Collaborative based in Boston, MA, and a member of Earthrise Capital Fund Investor Advisory Committee based in New York City. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Hi-Tech Initiative and the Vermont Patent and Trademark Depository Library and was a participant in the Leadership Champlain Program sponsored by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute.