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KAST Executive in Residence Don Freschi

Don Freschi

Executive In Residence

Don has been KAST’s lead business coach and Executive in Residence for our Venture Acceleration Program since its inception in 2013. As co-founder/CEO of Firebird Technologies, Don has helped bring millions of research and development dollars into the region, managed a shareholder exit, developed a new product for international markets, and increased sales from $3 million to $9 million over two years.

Don has 20-plus years of experience in high tech manufacturing, operations, P&L management, sales/marketing, technology development and strategic planning. He recently co-founded a new venture, Fenix Advanced Materials, which is an anchor tenant at the MIDAS facility in Trail. Don also owns and stars in Sport Fishing on the Fly.