Frederick M. Fritz


Born: Bennington, Vermont
AFS exchange student to Finland 1963-64
BA Economics, Middlebury College 1968
MBA Amos Tuck School Dartmouth 1970
1LT US Army 1971-73


Joined the First National Bank of Boston in 1970. Banking clients included technology, middle market, and multinational firms in New England as well as on the West Coast. From 1981 to 1985, served as Commercial Banking Head for the bank in London.

From 1985 – 2002, headed the private equity and venture capital group at Bank of Boston, with offices in Boston, Palo Alto, Europe, Asia and Latin America. This diverse portfolio aggregated to over $4 billion. High profile direct investments included Internet Capital Group, New England Patriots, Jet Blue, Bumble Bee Tuna and many successful cable, radio and communication companies.  In 1997 formed a $700 million Fund of Funds for high net worth clients and institutions.  In May, 2003, retired from Bank of Boston/Fleet after 33 years.

Middlebury College
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Board Member

Sonnax, Inc.
Bellows Falls, VT
Director and Owner

Draper Laboratories
Cambridge, MA
Non-profit applied research enterprise
Member of Corporation

Miles Lumber Co.
Arlington, VT