Our Team

Operational leadership

Founder + Chairman

Dave Mixer

Dave founded Mill Town in the fall of 2016. He is passionate about improving the quality of life in Berkshire County through innovative and impactful action.

Dave has extensive experience in startup investing and entrepreneurial activity across the globe. He has spent the past 30 years as an entrepreneur and venture capital investor. He was a founding partner of Columbia Capital, a Washington D.C. based venture capital and private equity firm focused on media and internet infrastructure technology investments. Dave also led the founding of Point Judith Capital, Middleland Capital, and several international venture capital firms.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Dave is a native of Dalton, Massachusetts.

CEO & Managing Director

Tim Burke

Tim joined Mill Town upon the company’s formation in 2016. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm and team. He sources and leads business and real estate investments, and partners with entrepreneurs on concept exploration and company formation. Tim works closely with Mill Town’s operating businesses and portfolio companies. He also works with community organizations to support the firm’s local involvement.

Tim has over a decade of financial, operational, and management experience. Prior to Mill Town, Tim spent seven years in the biotech industry in Cambridge, MA in a variety of finance, planning, and operational roles, most recently with Biogen. Tim began his career in the Financial Leadership Program at United Technologies Corporation.

 

Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Bentley’s Graduate School of Business. He is a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Corporate Controller

Emily Dominik

Emily joined the team in 2019. She manages Mill Town’s finance and accounting activities. Her responsibilities include reporting, financial planning, accounting, and investment analysis.

Emily brings over seven years of experience in accounting and finance, predominantly in the hedge fund and private equity space. Prior to Mill Town, Emily held roles at global banks Citigroup and State Street in Boston, MA where she ultimately worked as a Financial Reporting Officer. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Boston University, and an MBA from Middlesex University of London.

Operations Controller

Karen Sinopoli

Karen has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry. Prior to Mill Town, Karen spent over a decade in the banking industry overseeing financial reporting and accounting operations for several Massachusetts banks. She began her career as an auditor for a public accounting firm.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management (Master of Science in Accounting). Karen is also a Certified Public Accountant. She is a native of Pittsfield.

VP of Hospitality Operations

Max Sherff

Max joined the team in the fall of 2022 and brings more than twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry. From stand-alone restaurants to luxury hotel properties, Max has focused on enhancing guest experience and driving financial results.

Prior to joining Mill Town, Max was Area General Manager for Main Street Hospitality, overseeing properties including the iconic Red Lion Inn. Other positions include Hotel Manager for Canyon Ranch, F+B Director for the Omni Shoreham in DC and Director of Venues for Starwood at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

A resident of Lenox, Max serves on the board of Riverbrook as well as the Stockbridge Sportsmen’s Club and is an avid supporter of CATA.

Paralegal

Kirsten Rocca

Kirsten joined Mill Town in March of 2021, with over 25 years of extensive paralegal experience. Kirsten is an accomplished, self-motivated professional. She is capable of handling large caseloads and projects, providing legal, administrative, and billing support to assist in delivering the highest quality of legal representation.
Prior to Mill Town, she has worked with Michael E. MacDonald, both in his capacity as Vice President and General Counsel to Unistress Corp., as well as, in his private practice and community endeavors. Born and raised in Lanesborough, Kirsten’s family has resided in Lanesborough for six generations and growing. When she is not working or with Ralph and their six children, she can be found donating her time in the community, antiquing, hiking, kayaking or simply enjoying The Berkshires.
HR Business Partner

Vicky Layden

Vicky joined Mill Town in November 2022. Her primary role is to provide insight on employee relations, coaching & development, and performance management.

Prior to Mill Town, Vicky worked in business development and operations in the staffing industry for 8 years. Most recently, she provided HR management and guidance in the manufacturing industry for Spectrum Plastics Group, overseeing locations in Pittsfield, MA, as well as Glens Falls, NY.

Vicky holds a Professional in Human Resource Certification. She is a resident of Pittsfield.

Sr. Business Analyst

Harrison Ackerman

Harrison joined Mill Town in December 2022. He is responsible for evaluating existing investment performance, exploring new opportunities, and making recommendations to expand Mill Town’s portfolio.

Previously, Harrison led the Research & Evaluation team at Interise, a national nonprofit in the small business-led economic development field.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & International Affairs from Northeastern University, with minors in Social Entrepreneurship, Economics, and History. He is a resident of Stockbridge, MA.

Accounts Payable Analyst

Alex Lussier

Alex joined Mill Town in August of 2022. He is primarily responsible for full-cycle AP oversight and analysis for the company’s operating business portfolio. Previously, he held various financial roles spanning multiple professional fields, including environmental remediation and special education.

Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a native of Pittsfield, MA.

Senior Accountant

Elizabeth Varachi

Elizabeth joined the Mill Town team in May 2023. She is primarily responsible for supporting the finance group with accounting operations and projects across Mill Town’s portfolio. Elizabeth began her career as an accountant in hospitality, followed by cost accounting at a manufacturing company. She then transitioned into healthcare as a financial systems analyst.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Western New England University. She is a native of New York, but has been living in the Berkshires since 2012 and currently resides in Lenox.

Director of Facilities

Rick DiGrigoli

Rick joined the Milltown team in 2021. He manages the Milltown’s facilities and is project manager for construction.
He has 30+ years of experience in residential and commercial construction from the ground up. Starting in 1988 as a marketing and sales consultant. In 1992 he moved to the field as carpenter and framing foreman before settling in as construction supervisor in 1998. In 2008 he started to specialize in excavation and underground infrastructure before finally settling into facilities management in 2013.
Marketing + Content Coordinator

Jared Renzi

Jared joined Mill Town in the fall of 2021. He is responsible for various print + digital marketing initiatives, from concept to completion, across Mill Town’s operating business portfolio. 

Prior to Mill Town, Jared lived and worked in Nashville, TN as a Creative Services Associate for an agency specializing in franchise and multi-location marketing. He also brings extensive freelance experience as a photographer and multimedia designer with projects in the outdoor, sport, F+B, and financial industries.

Jared holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is a native of Richmond, Massachusetts.
Director of Camp Arrow Wood

Matt Linick

Matt joined Mill Town in 2021. He is responsible for all executive functions and day-to-day operations of Camp Arrow Wood. Matt has been hooked on the camp experience since he was nine years old when he attended his first sleepaway camp in the Berkshires. Matt’s wife, Stacy, and daughter, Megan, are both lifelong campers themselves. It’s his passion for camping that has motivated him to build Camp Arrow Wood and to inspire the next generation of campers.

Matt’s career has included investment management, business consulting, and event production. As an entrepreneur, he has owned and operated multiple small businesses. During his time as a former high school and college basketball coach, Matt worked with many athletes, from six-year-olds to NBA Players.

Originally from Roslyn, NY, Matt went on to attend the University of Michigan, graduating from the School of Kinesiology with a degree in Sports Management, and living much of his adult life in Atlanta, NYC, and South Florida.

General Manager of Bousquet Mountain

Kevin McMillan

Kevin joined Mill Town in 2020, bringing with him 35 years of experience in the recreation field. He is responsible for managing all operations at Bousquet Mountain, locals’ beloved ski area and year-round destination for outdoor recreation, dining, music, and family fun.

Prior to Mill Town, he served as the GM for Zoar Outdoor. He graduated from Loughborough University in the UK with a degree in Fine Art before moving to the US where he worked in the ski industry for six years in the early 90s. Now, he’s returned to skiing at Bousquet Mountain, completing a full circle in his career trajectory.

Director of Blueprint Property Group

Rebecca Rice

Rebecca joined Mill Town in 2018. She manages Blueprint Property Group, our property management business. Her responsibilities include maintaining a high level of standard for the maintenance of properties, tenant relations, owner relations, and property finances.

Prior to joining the team, Rebecca worked as Director of Operations, overseeing 1100 units, including Mobile Home Communities and Homeowner’s Associations, as well as commercial and residential properties.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts. She is a Berkshire County native.

Executive Director of Bousquet Sport

Eric Cooper

Eric joined Mill Town in 2021. He is responsible for executive management and operations of Bousquet Sport, a comprehensive wellness facility with a wide range of fitness, pickleball, and tennis offerings.

Prior to Mill Town, Eric served as Director of Institutional Client Service for an asset management firm. He is a graduate of Colgate University, and a native of Sheffield, Massachusetts.

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Director of Marketing

Mill Town is a community investment platform based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshires. We focus on improving our region through impactful business investments, visible real estate projects, and broad community development efforts.

Our Mission: To make the Berkshires a better place to live, by expanding and improving the quality and quantity of opportunities to live, work, and play in the region. We work collaboratively to improve our community and region by investing in valuable projects, building connections, and empowering entrepreneurs and community organizations.

Mill Town is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to join our team as a Director of Marketing. In this role, you will collaborate closely with the CEO, Brand Marketing Manager, operating GM’s, and business-unit marketing teams and agencies. As a key team member, you will play a vital role in executing marketing strategies in line with business objectives. This role will primarily focus on the marketing and revenue growth of our wholly-owned operating businesses, including Bousquet Mountain, Bousquet Sport, Camp Arrow Wood, The Gateways Inn, The Central Inn & Suites, and Blueprint Property Group. Our ideal candidate has an extensive marketing background and work experience managing a variety of engagements and projects end-to-end, including digital marketing, PR, events, and paid advertising.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate marketing strategies, tactics, collateral, and prior campaigns for effectiveness and ROI
  • Create and expand marketing strategies and plans for operating businesses including Bousquet Mountain, Bousquet Sport, Gateways Inn, Camp Arrow Wood, Blueprint Property Group, and The Central Inn & Suites
  • Design, plan, and execute effective marketing campaigns in line with the plan
  • Determine and implement key reporting metrics to measure campaign effectiveness.
  • Build brand awareness and generate innovative ideas to promote brands/products.
  • Create content strategies based on business objectives, category focus, and audience segments across all channels (online/offline/social)
  • Design and coordinate promotional campaigns, PR, and other marketing efforts across print & digital channels
  • Maintain a consistent view of marketing ROI and KPIs
  • Develop a marketing strategy for Mill Town Capital and Mill Town Foundation
  • Manage and review the marketing budget for all entities
  • Keep updated on market trends & competitor strategies
  • Provide oversight, guidance, support, and collaboration to Brand Marketing Manager
  • Support programming creation and marketing at the business unit level

Qualifications:

  • You have a degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • You have prior experience in a similar role.
  • You have deep knowledge of marketing, including brand marketing, PR, content management, digital marketing & performance marketing, and marketing analytics
  • You have excellent written & verbal communication skills and are comfortable dealing with the media.
  • Knowledge of SEO and digital marketing strategies and analytics
  • You are adept at building relationships, liaising with multiple stakeholders, and thrive in matrix environments.
  • You are a strong leader who has built, scaled, and led high-performing marketing teams.
  • You are a strategic thinker & problem solver with the ability to be hands-on.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and leading efforts with minimal direction

Compensation and benefits package based on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

Candidates can submit resumes to info@milltowncapital.com

Candidates can submit resumes to info@milltowncapital.com