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Christopher Dick

BS '78

Managing Director
Ascent Venture Partners (Boston, MA)

Biography

Walter has helped build and finance successful New England-based technology and non-technology companies for over twenty years, including fourteen at Ascent. Prior to joining Ascent, Walter spent twelve years in a variety of executive positions in numerous subsidiaries of UST Corp., including President of its Venture Capital and Corporate Finance Subsidiaries.

Walter is a former member and chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies.

Education

Walter holds a BS in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Babson College.

Board Affiliations

Walter currently serves on the boards of the Akibia Group, BEZ Systems, eCopy, Nova Analytics, Terascala , and Whaleback Systems. He has previously served on the boards of Cedar Point Communications, Entigo, Fire Control Instruments, Harvard BioScience (Nasdaq: HBIO), Madison Publishing, Mathsoft, Nutcracker Snacks, Performance Polymers, Phoenix Controls, Sensitech, Security Source, TACC International, TidalWire, and Walking.