Chuck Stormon is the Director of Advanced Technology for AIS, Inc., an Upstate NY company that focuses on computer and network security technology research and development. In this role, Chuck is responsible for the general management and execution of this mission.
Chuck has been helping entrepreneurs and startup companies for 20+ years. In addition to his leadership role at AIS, he is the Managing Director of StartFast Venture Accelerator, a venture backed accelerator and venture capital fund for early-stage software companies, and StartFast Code, a full-stack coding program in Central New York. Chuck is also an LP in the Seed Capital Fund of CNY and FG Angels, and an active angel investor in 32 portfolio companies.
In 2014, Chuck co-founded his sixth successful startup, RushTera, a leading provider of accelerated large file sharing and streaming to Focus Features, film festivals and other companies that “make the magic happen.” He’s built world-class enterprise software companies, SaaS business models, even a chip manufacturer, while successfully raising over $47 million in capital and generating significant shareholder wealth through exits totaling $101 million and counting.
Chuck loves sharing what he’s learned. He’s well known for cutting through the seemingly complex to the essentials. He’s done every job there is in a technology business, from Corporate Development to Coding, Corporate Strategy to VLSI design, General Management, Sales, Marketing, Product Management, managing local and off-shore software development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, and International Operations in both public and private companies from bootstrap startup to $500M in annual revenues.
Above all else, he enjoys building, coaching and leading teams to produce outstanding results, build competitive advantage, and get the company acquired.