Tracy Baker

Tracy is the rock at Primary and ensures everything runs smoothly.


Tracy is the Executive Admin and Office Manager for Primary Venture Partners. Before joining Primary in 2011 she worked as a Treasury Analyst for Berkshire Bank and before that a Senior Market Analyst for Travelers Insurance. Tracy’s previous experience also includes a few years at a small hedge fund in Boston, where she concentrated in specialty retail analysis, accounting, and bookkeeping. She also co-owns and manages the marketing and bookkeeping for The Spirit Shop, a full service liquor store in Williamstown, MA, run by her husband, Jonathan.

Tracy’s strong analytic and organizational skills keep the business running smoothly. She is a graduate of Williams College, where she majored in mathematics and was a member of the varsity ice hockey, JV cross-country, and JV lacrosse teams.

The Rest of the Story

When not working at Primary, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young sons, ages 4 and 6. An avid runner, I have competed in many half marathons, and ran my first full marathon in Napa Valley in 2016. I served my hometown as a member of the Williamstown Economic Development Committee and I am a Board member for The Friends of the Milne Public Library.

Stuff You Wouldn't Know

First Job: Ironically, one of my first jobs was working in a liquor store. I was the “gift wrap girl”, wrapping bottles of wine with bags and bows in the back of a family friend’s store during the holidays, long before I was actually old enough to sell any of their products.

Greatest Life Experience: It may be the most typical, obvious answer, but marrying my husband and becoming a mother. I am grateful every day for my family.

Most Humbling Life Experiences: Selling the brand new home my husband and I had just finished building, quitting our jobs and moving to purchase and run our own business, with nothing to fall back on.

Random Fact: Growing up I was extremely involved in ice hockey and I was a part of various elite state teams that traveled to play in Canada, France, and Germany. Some of the girls on those teams went on to win Olympic medals; I was lucky to have been able to share the ice and learn from them.