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 (sold to Berkshire Partners), Melita (sold to Apax Partners), MetroPCS (IPO), Attenda (sold to Darwin Private Equity), Brooks Fiber Properties (IPO and sale to AT&T Wireless), Cavalier Telephone (sold to PAETEC), NuVox Communications (sold to WindStream), and Triad Communications (sold to 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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