Chief Executive Officer
Charles Rice is a native Vermonter and graduated summa cum laude from University of Vermont in 1999. He began his professional career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he spent 10 years working in Boston, New York, Chicago, DC, and London. During his time with PwC, Charles provided management consulting services to Fortune 500 companies across 35 countries focused in areas including operational effectiveness, financial management, transaction services, post-merger integration and team leadership.
Charles has extensive experience in various industries including consumer products, emerging technologies, healthcare, investment banking, capital management, licensing, publishing and media. After his time with PwC, he began an independent consulting company focused on providing operational, financial, and overall management support to early stage startups. He has co-founded and served as President and CEO for multiple companies, within the consumer products industry, that currently employ over 30 people across 5 states. The companies have create approximately $20m of total revenue over the last 5 years. He has also overseen and negotiated multiple series of financing, securing over $5m for these companies, as well as leading multiple mergers and acquisitions over this time. Charles currently holds board of director or advisor roles with many of these companies.
He is also the Managing Partner of Catamount Capital, the mission of which is to raise capital and provide financial and operational support to Vermont start-up companies within the emerging technology, healthcare, and consumer products sectors.
Charles relocated back to Vermont in 2012 with his wife and they have since welcomed their two children to their family. Charles is passionate about the Vermont business community and is dedicated to its continued growth through the support of fellow local entrepreneurs like himself.