University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Cairn G. Cross, ABA Lecturer (Part-Time)

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Office: none listed
Phone: 923-1504

Cairn Cross is a co-founder of FreshTracks Capital and serves as a Managing Director of the Fund. Cross presently serves on the boards of FreshTracks portfolio companies Vermont Teddy Bear, NativeEnergy, Faraday and Budnitz Bicyles. Cairn was formerly the Chair of the Board for the EatingWell Media Group which was sold to Meredith Corporation in 2011. Cairn also served on the Board of Directors of NEHP prior to its sale in 2012 to Critical Process Systems.
Prior to starting FreshTracks Cairn was a strategic and financial adviser to Vermont banks and growth businesses, the Assistant General Manager of Green Mountain Capital, L.P. from 1996 to 1998 and spent a decade working as a commercial banker.
Cairn is presently on the board of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, and previously served on the board of directors of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation. He has spearheaded Peak Pitch, the Vermont version of an elevator pitch substituting a chairlift for an elevator since 2010. Cairn was a co-founder of Startup Vermont in 2012. In 2014 he created Road Pitch a four day motorcycle tour around Vermont bringing investors and entrepreneurs to 7 towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas. He is a former member of the Vermont Board of Public Accountancy and was formerly a director and Vice Chairman of Opportunities Credit Union and formerly a director of the Vermont Community Loan Fund.
In 2011, the United States Small Business Administration named Cairn its Vermont, New England and National Financial Services Champion. He earned a B.S. (1981) from Montana State University and an MBA (1987) from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University). He received a graduate certificate from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 1995.

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