Riders

2018

Cairn Cross

Co-Founder and Managing Director
FreshTracks Capital
Website
"One foot in the pasture, one foot in the future."

Terry Breen

Retired - Global Managing Partner High Tech Business
Accenture
The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Ryan Butler

Branch Manager
KeyBank
Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you.

Nevil Ede

President
Exotex, Inc.
Website
If you’re riding through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill (Adapted)

Joshua Kenyon

Founder
Modular Fitness Solutions
When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.

Richard Whitehead

CEO & President
CSL Software Solutions Inc.
Website
If in doubt- throttle out!

Jack Willoughby

Investor Relations Consultant
Open-Door Creations LLC
"The door to happiness opens outward," Soren Kierkegaard.

Peter Pollak

CEO
Dynapower
The important thing is to never stop questioning. Curiousity is its own reason for existing.
Portrait of Doug Webster pushing is motorcycle up the road to a gas station

Doug Webster

Producer
Champlain Maker Faire
Website
The more Makers, the more start-ups! Can't wait to get out there!

Bob LoCicero

Photographer
Motorcycle-Vermont.com
Website
"I'd rather be lucky than good"

Deb Sachs

Executive Director
Net Zero Vermont
Website
~ Practice mindfulness, and live happily in the here and now.

Leigh Cole

Attorney
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew PC
Website
Road Pitch brings a pitch competition to you, all around the State - get involved!

Jeff Padgett

Director of Operations
Solata Foods
Website
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell

Michael Perrault

Owner
ExactBuilt
Website
4 wheels are for beginners. They are called training wheels.

Mark Galle

Detective Sergeant Retired
Vermont State Police
Never give up!

Dave Despres

Founder
Spruce Creek Partners
Website
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Rebecca Roose

Director of Digital Marketing
Mamava
Website
I have not failed 10,000 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. Wavebacks MC, VP Vermont Chapter

Phil Lapp

Co-Managing Partner
Gallagher Flynn
The best motorcycle is the one gets you out riding.

Colin Owyang

Vice President & General Counsel
Vermont Electric Power Co., Inc.
Website
Another day, another ride.

Don Mayer

CEO
Small Dog Electronics
Website
What kind of business do you want to grow up to be?

George Ewins, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Investments, Branch Manager
Raymond James & Associates Inc., Member NYSE/SIPC
Website
There's gold in them hills. What a great way to see the great State of Vermont, on two wheels, in fine company, seeking out the entrepreneurial spirit of its people. Pure Gold. Thanks Cairn!

Patrick Martell

Business Development Manager
NCIC - Northern Community Investment Corporation
Website
“Observe the Masses, and Do the Opposite.” - Walt Disney

Paul Zlotoff

Chairman
Uniprop
Website
"Entrepreneurship is the shortest distance between an idea and its execution"

David Blittersdorf

President/CEO
AllEarth Renewables, Inc.
Website
Take the Y in the road!

Judson Bartlett

President
Platform 181
Website
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt

Stephen Trenholm

Director, Tax Services Group
Gallagher Flynn & Company LLP
Website
Life can be taxing, get out and ride!

Jim Black

Professor
Northern Vermont University
Website
I love my job!

Arrigo Bodda

Associate
Walnut Ventures
Website
You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle! (D. Aykroyd)

Stuart Warshaw

Founder
VLES designs
Website
Without change we'll wind up where we're headed.

Tyler Santerre

Product Owner
Inntopia
Website
Change Makes Cents

Doug Merrill

CEO
Semiprobe
Website
“Sometimes it's a little better to travel than to arrive” Robert Pirsig

Patricia M Sears

Co-Founder
NEKTI Consulting
The bend in the road isn't the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn.

Debby Pearson

Demo Rider
Green Mountain Harley-Davidson
Website
Man is the only animal who creates his own cage...

David Pearson

Chief, Cook & Bottle Washer
Green Mountain Harley-Davidson
Website
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room.

Andrew Stickney

CEO
Burlington Bytes
Website

Gary Margolis

CEO
Social Sentinel, Inc.
Website
Trust but verify

Mike Pelchar

Retired
Green Mountain Keurig
Time to give back to others

Luke Stafford

CEO
Mondo Mediaworks
Website
"The ringer can not look empty." -Walter Sobchak, "Big Lebowski"

Rick Leete

Business & Accounting Academic Services/ Faculty
Community College of Vermont
There are no ugly roads in Vermont. Some bad roads, but they're not ugly.

Ken McCauley

Partner & Co-Founder
127 Energy, LLC
Website
Continuous improvement... Make a difference every day!

Heidi Clute

Founder, Managing partner
Clute Wealth Management, LLC
Website
Roadpitch is a fun, unique way of connecting entrepreneurs, sharing ideas, & strategies, to foster business growth.

Keith Koehler

Business Development Manager
Manufacturing Solutions Inc. (MSI)
Website
Motorcycling accelerates one’s senses beyond the commonplace. What better platform is there for launching dreams?

Ed O’Boyle

Founder & CEO
FotoBridge
Website
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. - Steve Jobs

Basil Stetson

Serial Entrepreneur
Retired Looking For My Next Gig
Road Pitch, such a unique and good thing for Vermont!

Leyna Jackson

Marketing Manager
Vermont Teddy Bear
Attitude is the difference between an ordeal or an adventure.

Steven Mason

Consultant
NEKTI Consulting
Website
Listen to the PAST: it leads the FUTURE. Consider the FUTURE: it becomes the PRESENT. Live the PRESENT: to achieve a happy PAST.

Eric Egeland

President
Capacity Consulting, Capacity Bookkeeping, & National StartUp Association
Website
Our purpose on this earth is to cause clients to succeed. This is what our people LOVE to do every day! What is YOUR biggest challenge?

Scott Schermerhorn

President
Granite Investment Advisors
Website
Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Sas Stewart

Co-Founder
Stonecutter Spirits
Website
"What a wonderful chance to bring Vermont's budding entrepreneurs together and in front of opportunity!"

Sivan Cotel

Co-Founder
Stonecutter Spirits
Website
"I look forward to Road Pitch every year!"

Charles Ininger

Core Area Business Advisor
VtSBDC
“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.”..........Dee Hock, Founder of Visa

April Cornell

Owner
April Cornell
Website
Looking forward to Road Pitch.

John Mandeville

Executive Director
Lamoille Economic Development Corporation
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right.

James Lockridge

Executive Director
Big Heavy World
Website
Live for something or die for nothing.

Scott Mosher

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
NuHarbor Security, Inc.
Website
Inspect what you Expect

Erin Ackerman-Leist

Student
Green Mountain College - Sustainable MBA
"If it's both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it." -- Erada