Charles J. “Chuck” McDermott
Clean Technology 2008
Charles J. “Chuck” McDermott

Charles J. “Chuck” McDermott

General Partner
RockPort Capital Partners

Chuck McDermott is a General Partner of RockPort Capital Partners.

Mr. McDermott began working in the energy and environmental area in 1984, when he joined Citizens Energy Corporation as Manager of Project Development, helping to pioneer the creation of the nation's first bulk electric power trading company. He later served as Campaign Director and then as Chief of Staff for a U.S. Congressman from 1986-1990, directing all political, constituent, and legislative matters. In 1990, Mr. McDermott joined the government relations staff of Waste Management, Inc., the world’s largest environmental services company, and was made Vice President and officer of the corporation in 1993 responsible for the company’s federal advocacy before the White House, U.S. Congress, and other federal agencies. He relocated to Boston in 1998 and helped form RockPort’s merchant bank in that year and the venture fund in 2001.

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Advanced Electron Beams, Renaissance Lighting, Soliant Energy, and Tioga Energy. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors and President of the CEO Coalition to Advance Sustainable Technologies, a Member of the Board of Advisors to the Cleantech Venture Network, a Board Member of the Gridwise Alliance, a Board Member of the New England Energy Innovation Collaborative, and a Board Member of the Flax Trust, a business incubator in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Mr. McDermott studied at Yale University before becoming a producer, performer, writer and music company executive, recording three albums, and founding Homecoming Records with John Stewart in 1982.

Speaking in the Late-stage/Small Cap Investment Forum.