James F. Wade
Mr. Wade has been responsible for developing the firm's involvement in the telecom service sectors, including mobile wireless, broadband wireless, CLEC, fiber and residential broadband providers. As Managing Partner of the firm, Mr. Wade leads the investment process including determining sector focus, seeking out management teams, founding new companies and working with financial sources that provide debt and equity capital to grow companies. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Involta, Neutral Connect Networks, Thrive Networks and has responsibility for Omega Wireless. Previous board seats include: PR Wireless (formed joint venture with Sprint affiliate in PR), Lightower Holdings (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Melita (acquired by Apax Partners), MetroPCS (IPO), Attenda (acquired by Darwin Private Equity), Brooks Fiber Properties (IPO and sale to AT&T Wireless), Cavalier Telephone (acquired by PAETEC), NuVox Communications (acquired by WindStream), and Triad Communications (acquired by T-Mobile). Mr. Wade graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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