Vin Altruda


Fund Advisor

Vin is CEO of the Amherst Fund’s portfolio company, Espresso Royale. Espresso Royale is a roaster and coffeehouse with 21 locations serving select college campus markets in four Midwestern states. He has more than 40 years experience in the retail industry, including 15 years at the international book and music retailer Borders Group, Inc.  He served in several capacities at Borders, the last position being President, Borders Worldwide. Borders grew from 19 domestic stores to over 500 sites across the globe during Vin’s tenure.

Vin serves on the boards of Espresso Royale, the National Writers Series and First Book; he is also a mentor for Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring. Vin earned his BS in Business Administration from Providence College.