Our Co-founder & Managing Director
Cairn Cross is a co-founder and Managing Director of FreshTracks Capital. Cairn presently serves on the boards of FreshTracks portfolio companies NativeEnergy, Faraday (Chair), and Mamava, and is an observer to the ThinkMD and Caledonia Spirits boards. Cairn was formerly the Chair of the Board for the EatingWell Media Group which was sold to Meredith Corporation and served as a Director of NEHP prior to its sale to Critical Process Systems and was an observer to the SunCommon board prior to its sale to Isun.
Cairn is a lecturer at the UVM Grossman School of Business where he teaches Financing Sustainable Innovation for the award-winning SI-MBA program. Cairn was an advisor to the board of Colchester, Vermont based C2 prior to its sale to Xerox. He is a member of the Vermont Advisory Board of the Center for Women and Enterprise and a board member for Lever, Inc., a Berkshire County Massachusetts economic development and business acceleration program. He was previously a member of the Board of Vermont Community Loan Fund, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, the Vermont Board of Public Accountancy and was Vice Chairman of the Board of Opportunities Credit Union.
In 2011, the United States Small Business Administration named Cairn its Vermont, New England and National Financial Services Champion. He earned a B.S. from Montana State University and an MBA from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University). He received a graduate certificate from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
New England and National Financial Services Champion
United States Small Business Administration
Montana State University
Southern New Hampshire University, MBA