Our Team

Our team is deeply committed to the success of our portfolio companies and our investors. We lend our expertise and extend our valuable network to identify and navigate growth opportunities that drive the best outcomes.

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James F. Wade

Managing Partner

James F. Wade

Jim Wade co-founded M/C Partners in 1987 with Dave Croll. He has been investing in communications and technology services since the advent of wireless and broadband, cornerstones of the firm’s sector focus. As a founding managing partner, he manages the firm’s investment process, and continuously seeks out management teams, company prospects and financial resources to grow the portfolio. Jim’s successful track record includes MetroPCS (IPO), Lightower Holdings (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Triad Communications (acquired by T-Mobile), Brooks Fiber Properties (IPO and sale to AT&T Wireless), Cavalier Telephone (acquired by PAETEC), NuVox Communications (acquired by WindStream), Attenda (acquired by Darwin Private Equity), Melita (acquired by Apax Partners), and PR Wireless (joint venture with Sprint affiliate in Puerto Rico). Today he serves as a director on the boards of Involta, Connectivity Wireless, and Thrive Networks, and has responsibility for Omega Wireless. Jim graduated from the University of Notre Dame a BBA in Finance and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives outside Boston with his wife and four children. Jim was an avid boater and is now an average golfer.

Joined

1982

Board Positions

Connectivity Wireless

Involta

Thrive Networks

Affiliated Portfolio

Omega Wireless

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David D. Croll

Managing Partner

David D. Croll

David Croll is chairman of M/C Partners, the firm he co-founded with Jim Wade in 1987. From the beginning David has focused on communications and technology services sectors, identifying new investment opportunities as these industries have evolved over the last 40 years. He has been actively involved in more than 100 investments establishing M/C Partners as a leader in communications investing. David received a BS in engineering with honors from Cornell University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Today, David is very involved in non-profit organizations having most recently served as President of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee of Cornell University, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Trustees of Reservations, Massachusetts largest land conservation and preservation organization. David and his wife live in Chestnut Hill, MA and he enjoys boating in New England waters, being an amateur arborist and exploring spectacular natural open spaces.

Joined

1976

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Gillis S. Cashman

Managing Partner

Gillis S. Cashman

Gillis Cashman has been a member of the M/C Partners team for more than 20 years, participating in every facet of the business, including fundraising, portfolio management and building the M/C Partners leadership team. He currently serves on the Board of Ascend Technologies, Carbon60, Denovo, Ensono, Involta and Thrive Networks. Previous Board seats include: Baja Broadband, Cavalier Telephone, City Signal Communication, CSDVRS, Elantic Networks, Everstream, FDN Networks, MCCC ICG Holdings, PlumChoice, Onvoy and Zayo Group. Prior to M/C Partners, Gillis worked on mergers and acquisitions in the Global Telecommunications Corporate Finance Group at Salomon Smith Barney. Gillis graduated cum laude from Duke University where he received an AB in economics with distinction. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and five children.

Joined

1999

Board Positions

Ascend Technologies

Carbon60

Denovo

Ensono

Involta

Thrive Networks

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Brian M. Clark

Managing Partner

Brian M. Clark

Brian Clark is a managing partner at M/C Partners, where he has spent over 20 years actively identifying and managing investment opportunities in the mobile, wireless infrastructure (towers and DAS), IoT, wireline and broadband services sectors. He currently serves on the Board of Connectivity Wireless, Soniqwave, TowerCom, and has primary responsibility for Omega Wireless. Past board experience includes seats on Cellular One of East Texas (acquired by Chinook Wireless), Lightower Holdings (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Mobi PCS (acquired by Verizon), PR Wireless (acquired by Sprint) and Public Mobile (acquired by Telus); primary responsibility for Triad 700; and an observer seat at MetroPCS (IPO). Prior to joining M/C Partners Brian worked in Corporate Finance in the Global Telecommunications Group at Salomon Smith Barney, where he focused on M&A and fundraising activity in the wireline and wireless segments. Brian received a BBA with dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting and a Masters in Accounting with distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Brian lives outside Boston with his wife and four children. In his free time, he enjoys binge watching shows on Netflix, playing basketball and rooting for the Miami Dolphins.

Joined

2001

Board Positions

Connectivity Wireless

PR Wireless

SoniqWave

TowerCom

Affiliated Portfolio

Omega Wireless

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Travis A. Keller

Partner

Travis A. Keller

Travis Keller joined M/C Partners as a partner in 2019, and helps to identify overarching investment themes for the firm. He currently serves on the Board of Denovo. Travis brings more than 15 years of investment and operations experience in communications and technology services, having previously worked as a director at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a strategy consulting and investment advisory firm specializing in technology, media and telecom. While at Altman Vilandrie, he completed more than 300 engagements, evaluating investment opportunities and developing business strategies related to the data center, cloud computing, fiber infrastructure, telecom and managed services markets. Travis received an A.B. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two young daughters. He and his family enjoy exploring the mountains of the Mad River Valley in Vermont, hiking and swimming in the warmer months, and skiing as snow permits.

Joined

2019

Board Positions

Denovo

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Edward J. Keefe

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Edward J. Keefe

Ed Keefe has served as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer for M/C Partners for over 15 years, overseeing all finance and administration activities, information technology and financial reporting to the Limited Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Ed held a variety of roles at leading investment and accounting firms, including vice president of finance at Atlas Venture; manager of financial planning and analysis at Instrumentation Laboratory; tax Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers); and senior financial analyst at Raytheon Company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The University of Maine Foundation. Previously Ed was President of Financial Executives International (FEI Boston Chapter) and the Treasurers' Club of Boston, as well as a board member of The University of Maine Business School, The Bostonian Society, Rebuilding Together Boston and The Emerson Umbrella. Ed received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from The University of Maine, an MBA from Suffolk University and a MS in Taxation from Bentley University. He lives outside of Boston, enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Boston sports fan.

Joined

2004

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Abhishek Rampuria

Vice President

Abhishek Rampuria

Abhishek is a Vice President at M/C Partners, where he leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. He currently serves on the Board of Ascend Technologies, Connectivity Wireless, Thrive, TowerCom and serves as a Board Observer for Ensono. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2015, Abhishek worked at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a technology, media & telecommunications focused strategy consulting firm, where he completed projects for both operating companies and private equity investors. Abhishek received a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Boston’s South End. Outside of work, Abhishek enjoys skiing, cycling, traveling and cheering on the Patriots and Celtics.

Joined

2015

Board Positions

Ascend Technologies

Connectivity Wireless

Thrive Networks

TowerCom

Affiliated Portfolio

Ensono

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Julia R. Senior

Vice President

Julia R. Senior

Julia Senior is a Vice President at M/C Partners, where she leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. She currently serves on the Board of Carbon60 and SoniqWave, serves as a Board Observer for Involta, and provides portfolio coverage for Omega Wireless. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2016, Julia was an equity research analyst on the Telecommunications team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she covered companies in the wireline, wireless, data center and tower industries. Julia is a CFA charterholder and received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She lives in Boston’s Bay Village. An outdoor enthusiast, Julia enjoys running, golfing, hiking and skiing.

Joined

2016

Board Positions

Carbon60

SoniqWave

Affiliated Portfolio

Involta

Omega Wireless

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Ryan D. Carr

Vice President

Ryan D. Carr

Ryan Carr is a Vice President at M/C Partners, where he leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. He serves on the Board of Thrive Networks and Denovo. Ryan previously served as a Board Observer for PlumChoice. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2016, he worked at MVP Capital, a telecommunications, media and technology focused boutique investment bank, where he completed a number of financing and M&A transactions in wireless communications and infrastructure, fiber infrastructure and media sectors. Ryan also previously worked as a certified public accountant in the energy and telecommunications sectors of KPMG. He holds a B.B.A. in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University. Ryan currently lives in South Boston with his wife and son. He enjoys golfing, skiing and college basketball.

Joined

2016

Board Positions

Thrive Networks

Denovo

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Arvind G. Viswanathan

Associate

Arvind G. Viswanathan

Arvind Viswanathan is an Associate at M/C Partners, where he focuses on investment opportunities in the communications and technology services sectors. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2018, Arvind was an Analyst at BNP Paribas where he worked in the leveraged finance group, completing financings for private equity-led buyouts of middle-market companies across various sectors. He received a B.S. in economics and mathematics from Duke University. He lives in Boston’s Back Bay and enjoys playing basketball, golfing, skiing and traveling.

Joined

2018

Affiliated Portfolio

Ascend Technologies

Connectivity Wireless

TowerCom

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Min Kim

Associate

Min Kim

Min Kim is an Associate at M/C Partners, where he focuses on investment opportunities in the communications and technology services sectors. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, he was an Analyst at Credit Suisse, where he completed a variety of M&A and financing transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecom group. Prior to Credit Suisse, Min served at the Defense Security Command in the Republic of Korea Army. Min received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in finance and statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Min grew up in Daegu, South Korea and Asheville, NC. He currently lives with his wife in East Boston and in his free time enjoys watching baseball, drinking wine, and cooking Italian and Korean cuisines.

Joined

2019

Affiliated Portfolio

Carbon60

SoniqWave

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James F. Wade

Managing Partner

James F. Wade

Jim Wade co-founded M/C Partners in 1987 with Dave Croll. He has been investing in communications and technology services since the advent of wireless and broadband, cornerstones of the firm’s sector focus. As a founding managing partner, he manages the firm’s investment process, and continuously seeks out management teams, company prospects and financial resources to grow the portfolio. Jim’s successful track record includes MetroPCS (IPO), Lightower Holdings (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Triad Communications (acquired by T-Mobile), Brooks Fiber Properties (IPO and sale to AT&T Wireless), Cavalier Telephone (acquired by PAETEC), NuVox Communications (acquired by WindStream), Attenda (acquired by Darwin Private Equity), Melita (acquired by Apax Partners), and PR Wireless (joint venture with Sprint affiliate in Puerto Rico). Today he serves as a director on the boards of Involta, Connectivity Wireless, and Thrive Networks, and has responsibility for Omega Wireless. Jim graduated from the University of Notre Dame a BBA in Finance and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives outside Boston with his wife and four children. Jim was an avid boater and is now an average golfer.

Joined

1982

Board Positions

Connectivity Wireless

Involta

Thrive Networks

Affiliated Portfolio

Omega Wireless

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David D. Croll

Managing Partner

David D. Croll

David Croll is chairman of M/C Partners, the firm he co-founded with Jim Wade in 1987. From the beginning David has focused on communications and technology services sectors, identifying new investment opportunities as these industries have evolved over the last 40 years. He has been actively involved in more than 100 investments establishing M/C Partners as a leader in communications investing. David received a BS in engineering with honors from Cornell University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Today, David is very involved in non-profit organizations having most recently served as President of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee of Cornell University, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Trustees of Reservations, Massachusetts largest land conservation and preservation organization. David and his wife live in Chestnut Hill, MA and he enjoys boating in New England waters, being an amateur arborist and exploring spectacular natural open spaces.

Joined

1976

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Gillis S. Cashman

Managing Partner

Gillis S. Cashman

Gillis Cashman has been a member of the M/C Partners team for more than 20 years, participating in every facet of the business, including fundraising, portfolio management and building the M/C Partners leadership team. He currently serves on the Board of Ascend Technologies, Carbon60, Denovo, Ensono, Involta and Thrive Networks. Previous Board seats include: Baja Broadband, Cavalier Telephone, City Signal Communication, CSDVRS, Elantic Networks, Everstream, FDN Networks, MCCC ICG Holdings, PlumChoice, Onvoy and Zayo Group. Prior to M/C Partners, Gillis worked on mergers and acquisitions in the Global Telecommunications Corporate Finance Group at Salomon Smith Barney. Gillis graduated cum laude from Duke University where he received an AB in economics with distinction. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and five children.

Joined

1999

Board Positions

Ascend Technologies

Carbon60

Denovo

Ensono

Involta

Thrive Networks

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Brian M. Clark

Managing Partner

Brian M. Clark

Brian Clark is a managing partner at M/C Partners, where he has spent over 20 years actively identifying and managing investment opportunities in the mobile, wireless infrastructure (towers and DAS), IoT, wireline and broadband services sectors. He currently serves on the Board of Connectivity Wireless, Soniqwave, TowerCom, and has primary responsibility for Omega Wireless. Past board experience includes seats on Cellular One of East Texas (acquired by Chinook Wireless), Lightower Holdings (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Mobi PCS (acquired by Verizon), PR Wireless (acquired by Sprint) and Public Mobile (acquired by Telus); primary responsibility for Triad 700; and an observer seat at MetroPCS (IPO). Prior to joining M/C Partners Brian worked in Corporate Finance in the Global Telecommunications Group at Salomon Smith Barney, where he focused on M&A and fundraising activity in the wireline and wireless segments. Brian received a BBA with dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting and a Masters in Accounting with distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Brian lives outside Boston with his wife and four children. In his free time, he enjoys binge watching shows on Netflix, playing basketball and rooting for the Miami Dolphins.

Joined

2001

Board Positions

Connectivity Wireless

PR Wireless

SoniqWave

TowerCom

Affiliated Portfolio

Omega Wireless

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Travis A. Keller

Partner

Travis A. Keller

Travis Keller joined M/C Partners as a partner in 2019, and helps to identify overarching investment themes for the firm. He currently serves on the Board of Denovo. Travis brings more than 15 years of investment and operations experience in communications and technology services, having previously worked as a director at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a strategy consulting and investment advisory firm specializing in technology, media and telecom. While at Altman Vilandrie, he completed more than 300 engagements, evaluating investment opportunities and developing business strategies related to the data center, cloud computing, fiber infrastructure, telecom and managed services markets. Travis received an A.B. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two young daughters. He and his family enjoy exploring the mountains of the Mad River Valley in Vermont, hiking and swimming in the warmer months, and skiing as snow permits.

Joined

2019

Board Positions

Denovo

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Edward J. Keefe

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Edward J. Keefe

Ed Keefe has served as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer for M/C Partners for over 15 years, overseeing all finance and administration activities, information technology and financial reporting to the Limited Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Ed held a variety of roles at leading investment and accounting firms, including vice president of finance at Atlas Venture; manager of financial planning and analysis at Instrumentation Laboratory; tax Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers); and senior financial analyst at Raytheon Company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The University of Maine Foundation. Previously Ed was President of Financial Executives International (FEI Boston Chapter) and the Treasurers' Club of Boston, as well as a board member of The University of Maine Business School, The Bostonian Society, Rebuilding Together Boston and The Emerson Umbrella. Ed received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from The University of Maine, an MBA from Suffolk University and a MS in Taxation from Bentley University. He lives outside of Boston, enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Boston sports fan.

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Abhishek Rampuria

Vice President

Abhishek Rampuria

Abhishek is a Vice President at M/C Partners, where he leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. He currently serves on the Board of Ascend Technologies, Connectivity Wireless, Thrive, TowerCom and serves as a Board Observer for Ensono. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2015, Abhishek worked at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a technology, media & telecommunications focused strategy consulting firm, where he completed projects for both operating companies and private equity investors. Abhishek received a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Boston’s South End. Outside of work, Abhishek enjoys skiing, cycling, traveling and cheering on the Patriots and Celtics.

Joined

2015

Board Positions

Ascend Technologies

Connectivity Wireless

Thrive Networks

TowerCom

Affiliated Portfolio

Ensono

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Julia R. Senior

Vice President

Julia R. Senior

Julia Senior is a Vice President at M/C Partners, where she leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. She currently serves on the Board of Carbon60 and SoniqWave, serves as a Board Observer for Involta, and provides portfolio coverage for Omega Wireless. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2016, Julia was an equity research analyst on the Telecommunications team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she covered companies in the wireline, wireless, data center and tower industries. Julia is a CFA charterholder and received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She lives in Boston’s Bay Village. An outdoor enthusiast, Julia enjoys running, golfing, hiking and skiing.

Joined

2016

Board Positions

Carbon60

SoniqWave

Affiliated Portfolio

Involta

Omega Wireless

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Ryan D. Carr

Vice President

Ryan D. Carr

Ryan Carr is a Vice President at M/C Partners, where he leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. He serves on the Board of Thrive Networks and Denovo. Ryan previously served as a Board Observer for PlumChoice. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2016, he worked at MVP Capital, a telecommunications, media and technology focused boutique investment bank, where he completed a number of financing and M&A transactions in wireless communications and infrastructure, fiber infrastructure and media sectors. Ryan also previously worked as a certified public accountant in the energy and telecommunications sectors of KPMG. He holds a B.B.A. in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University. Ryan currently lives in South Boston with his wife and son. He enjoys golfing, skiing and college basketball.

Joined

2016

Board Positions

Thrive Networks

Denovo

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Arvind G. Viswanathan

Associate

Arvind G. Viswanathan

Arvind Viswanathan is an Associate at M/C Partners, where he focuses on investment opportunities in the communications and technology services sectors. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2018, Arvind was an Analyst at BNP Paribas where he worked in the leveraged finance group, completing financings for private equity-led buyouts of middle-market companies across various sectors. He received a B.S. in economics and mathematics from Duke University. He lives in Boston’s Back Bay and enjoys playing basketball, golfing, skiing and traveling.

Joined

2018

Affiliated Portfolio

Ascend Technologies

Connectivity Wireless

TowerCom

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Min Kim

Associate

Min Kim

Min Kim is an Associate at M/C Partners, where he focuses on investment opportunities in the communications and technology services sectors. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, he was an Analyst at Credit Suisse, where he completed a variety of M&A and financing transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecom group. Prior to Credit Suisse, Min served at the Defense Security Command in the Republic of Korea Army. Min received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in finance and statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Min grew up in Daegu, South Korea and Asheville, NC. He currently lives with his wife in East Boston and in his free time enjoys watching baseball, drinking wine, and cooking Italian and Korean cuisines.

Joined

2019

Affiliated Portfolio

Carbon60

SoniqWave

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Carolyn Burke

Controller

Carolyn Burke

Ms. Burke joined M/C Partners in 1987 and is responsible for the firm’s management company and general partnerships as well as all employee benefit programs. Previously, Ms. Burke worked for The Beacon Companies as a project cost accountant. She is a member of the Treasurers’ Club of Boston and The Private Equity Human Resource Group which is comprised of HR Directors from local Venture Capital/Private Equity firms in Boston. Ms. Burke received an AS in Accounting from Bunker Hill Community College. She lives north of Boston with her husband and two sons and enjoys vacationing on Cape Cod with family and long time friends.

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Marie T. Dixon

Controller

Marie T. Dixon

Marie Dixon has been a member of the M/C Partners team since inception and today serves as controller, responsible for the oversight of Securities Exchange Commission compliance, M/C Partners Co-Investment Program and tax compliance issues. Prior to M/C Partners, Marie was a senior accountant at Bank of New England. She is a member of the Treasurers’ Club of Boston. Marie received a B.S. in Accounting from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and an MBA from Suffolk University. Marie and her husband live north of Boston and have three grown children. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with family and friends.

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Samuel P. Rector

Controller

Samuel P. Rector

Samuel Rector is a controller at M/C Partners, responsible for all LP reporting. He previously worked at RSM McGladrey as a Senior Associate in the Assurance group. Sam received a B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University and an MBA from Suffolk University. He currently lives in Reading with his wife and two children. He enjoys cheering on Boston sports teams and spending time at the beach with his family.

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Emaly B. Hunt

Executive Assistant

Emaly B. Hunt

Emaly Hunt is the executive assistant to the four managing partners of M/C Partners. Previously, Emaly worked at Baring Asset Management as the assistant to the president, North America, and at Bovis Lend Lease as a project administrator. Emaly received an MCP (Masters of Community Planning) and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island. She lives by the beach with husband and Carolina Dog, Ginger. Emaly enjoys cooking meals with ingredients grown in her own garden and doing DIY projects around her home.