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New executive director takes helm at UVANY

By Kevin Tampone


The Upstate Venture Association of New York, Inc. (UVANY) has a new executive director.

The group announced the appointment of Samuel Ticknor to the post today, effective immediately. Ticknor has experience in sales, marketing, venture capital, banking, and financial services, both domestically and internationally, according to the association.

“I am very excited to bring my prior investment banking experience and knowledge of Upstate to the role of executive director,” Ticknor said in a news release. “I look forward to helping promote the attractiveness of the entire region for private capital investment. With the many assets throughout the region, UVANY has a great advantage in this regard.”

Ticknor previously worked for M&T Bank, Bergen Capital, Corporate Fuel Partners, and Provident Group.

UVANY, based in Albany, is a nonprofit group working to increase capital investment in private companies through upstate New York. Its member funds manage more than $1 billion in capital and between 2005 and 2012 invested more than $430 million in more than 125 New York companies.

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