Charlie_KirekerKireker is a co-founder of and Senior Advisor to FreshTracks Capital, L.P., which has now successfully raised three Funds.  Before launching FreshTracks in 2000, Charlie co-founded in 1993 Green Mountain Capital, L.P., a mezzanine Small Business Investment Company that invested in some 30 companies in northern New England. Kireker also co-founded North Country Angels in 1999. He is an experienced Board member and consultant to emerging growth companies in Vermont, which have included EatingWell Media Group, Vermont Teddy Bear Company, VEMAS and Autumn Harp.

Charlie sits on the board of BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont (BCBSVT) and is Vice-Chair of the Board of Vermont Public Radio (VPR), serving as chair of the Investment Committees of both VPR and BCBSVT.  He is a board member of VT Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group, Inc., Co-Chairing its capital campaign for the VT Disaster Relief Fund.  Charlie formerly served as a Director of the Vermont Land Trust, the  Vermont Technology Council, and The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Kireker is also a member of the Governor’s Council on Energy and the Environment and was a founding Board member of both the VT Housing and Conservation Trust Fund and the VT Forum on Sprawl, now Smart Growth Vermont.  During the mid-80’s, Kireker was CEO of the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency. Kireker graduated from Princeton University (1972) and Harvard University (MPP, 1981).