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.
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