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Richard A. Carpenter

Rich Carpenter is president of Carpenter Associates, a consulting firm which provides strategic planning, business development and product marketing assistance to early stage software and internet companies. He is a veteran of over forty years in the Software and Internet industry, having co-founded several companies and advised numerous others. 

He co-founded Index Technology Corporation in Cambridge, MA and served as CEO as the company grew to $45 million in sales, went public and eventually merged with another software company.  He currently sits on several for-profit and non-profit boards.  He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT.  

He is a board member at the Museum of Science in Boston where he chairs the Environmental Sustainability Committee.  He also serves on the boards of both the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) and the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op, both located near his home in central Vermont.

On the Arts

"In my many years in the software industry, I was fascinated to see that many of our best programmers and system architects had strong musical backgrounds;  they appeared to be well organized, able to discern complex logic patterns and willing to dig in to tackle complicated problems.  On a personal level, throughout my adult life, I've enjoyed singing in church choirs and community choruses - the combination of beautiful music and a group striving to "harmonize" in pursuit of a common goal provides both wonderful therapy and a great metaphor for achieving other forms of collaboration in life."

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