Tinotenda Charles Rutanhira

Tinotenda Charles Rutanhira
Photo by Deedee's Pix

Tinotenda Charles Rutanhira

Executive Director, Business Development | Co-Founder (he/him)

Tino Rutanhira was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He completed university studies in South Africa before immigrating to the United States.

Prior to joining VT PoC full-time, Tino was employed at Dealer.com and Cox Automotive. He also sits on the Board of The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce as well as the Board of The Janet S Munt Family Room. An Entrepreneur by heart, over the last 5 years Tino has; produced and hosted his own podcast called “On The Shoulders of Giants”, co-founded, owns and operates Best In VT Tours & Charters, acted in a play at the Flynn called “The Call”, and performed standup comedy at the VT Comedy Club. In 2019, he co-founded the Vermont Professionals of Color Network.

When not working or creating, Tino enjoys listening to music or podcasts, and watching or playing in competitive sports. He loves to play and watch football (soccer), and most Saturdays he can be seen in his beloved Liverpool FC jersey yelling at the TV!

Most importantly, Tino is a single parent of the most beautiful, intelligent, amazing, (insert glowing adjective here …) 18 year old daughter. Parenting is by far his biggest source of pride and joy.

Learn More about Tino