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 M/C Partners, 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 Open Mobile, Involta, Thrive and Neutral Connect. Previous board seats include Lightower Holdings (sold to Berkshire Partners), MetroPCS (IPO), Cavalier Telephone (sold to PAETEC), NuVox Communications (sold to WindStream), Attenda (sold to Darwin Private Equity), Brooks Fiber Properties (IPO and sale to AT&T Wireless), Triad Communications (sold to T-Mobile) and Melita. 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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