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Chuck Cullen joined Grotech Ventures in 2000. Chuck is a General Partner, responsible for all financial, accounting and administrative functions for the Grotech funds as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, while also being instrumental in the formation of recent funds.
Chuck is active on several portfolio company boards, including buySAFE, HCIActive, Social Safeguard and WiserTogether. He previously served on the boards of Biotix (acquired by Mettler Toledo), MEDecision (Nasdaq: MEDE, subsequently acquired by HCSC), Brandywine Senior Care (acquired by Warburg Pincus and two public REITs), Sagittarius Brands (holding company for Captain D’s and Del Taco restaurants), and Entek (acquired by DuPont). He also worked with HealthScribe (acquired by Spheris, Inc.) and First Service Networks.
Prior to joining Grotech, Chuck served as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Avatech Solutions, Inc., an IT solutions provider serving the design automation market. He previously worked as a management consultant on Fortune 500 engagements for A.T. Kearney, Inc., practiced law with Hogan and Hartson and began his career in public accounting as a CPA with Ernst & Young.
Chuck received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from Loyola College. He received his Juris Doctor degree (Magna Cum Laude/Notre Dame Law Review) from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his Master of Business Administration (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He now serves on the advisory board of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and the University of Maryland Momentum Fund, as well as the Tech Commercialization Review Panel at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Chuck has also served as a judge for a number of entrepreneurial programs, including the Invest Maryland Challenge, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year program and the Maryland Incubator of the Year program.