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Connectivity Wireless, formerly Neutral Connect Networks (NCN), partners with owners of real estate assets in high-traffic, strategic locations by providing site management and turnkey / build-to-suit solutions for WiFi, Small Cell and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) customers. As carriers seek to shorten the time to deployment of coverage and capacity, NCN guarantees network QoS at a lower bit/cost than traditional deployment models.
Ensono provides complex managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services to mid-sized enterprises with annual IT budgets of up to $100M. The Company specializes in supporting mission-critical workloads and helping clients manage and migrate between all systems. Ensono’s integrated array of solutions includes the hosting of client server, mainframe and cloud computing workloads, as well as database, storage and managed network services. Ensono has historically differentiated itself through its expertise in mainframe services. Today, the Company and its approximately 2,400+ employees host 200+ enterprise customers out of its eighteen data centers in the US and Europe.
Denovo is a full-service Enterprise Hosting/Cloud Computing and Professional Services firm with extensive expertise in designing, implementing and supporting enterprise software and hosting/cloud solutions. The Company delivers enterprise hosting/cloud computing and extensive managed services from their SOC 2 certified data centers located in the United States. As an Oracle Platinum Partner, Denovo’s Professional Services team has over 150 years of Oracle J.D. Edwards and ERP experience and has successfully completed Oracle ERP implementation projects for a wide variety of commercial and public sector clients.
Involta offers comprehensive data protection services providing customers with highly secure constantly available data center facilities and the technical expertise to secure, protect and maintain access to their critical data infrastructure.
Everstream is a Cleveland based network service provider bringing fiber based Ethernet, Internet and data center solutions to businesses throughout Northeast Ohio and Michigan. With over 9,500 miles of fiber and comprehensive data center connectivity at 100 Gigabit speed, Everstream provides the fastest, most reliable network in the region. Everstream’s 24/7 Network Operations Centers in Cleveland, Ohio and East Lansing, Michigan are staffed and operated by our certified technical team.
Thrive is a Foxborough, MA based Managed Services Provider (“MSP”), offering enterprise class technology solutions targeted to SMB and SME customers throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. M/C created Thrive through a carve-out of Thrive Networks and concurrent merger with Corporate IT Solutions (“CITS”) in 2016. Thrive executes an attractive business model capitalizing on the rapid growth in the IT outsourcing space while focusing on the underserved niche of small and medium sized enterprises. Thrive derives ~90% of its total revenue from recurring services from customers who receive hosting or managed services under long term contracts.
Cuba Burch Berner is an Associate at M|C Partners, where he focuses on investment opportunities in digital infrastructure and technology services. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Cuba was an Equity Research Associate at Citi covering infrastructure companies within the telecommunications industry, including data centers and wireless towers. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics with a specialization in Economics from the University of Chicago. Cuba currently lives in Boston’s West End and enjoys a myriad of outdoor activities including running, swimming, hiking, and skiing.
Jim Wade co-founded M/C Partners in 1986 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), Cavalier Telephone (acquired by PAETEC), NuVox Communications (acquired by WindStream), Attenda (acquired by Darwin Private Equity), Melita (acquired by Apax Partners), PR Wireless (joint venture with Sprint affiliate in Puerto Rico), Thrive Networks (acquired/recapitalized by Court Square) and Involta (acquired by Carlyle Group). Today he serves as a director on the Board of Connectivity Wireless and has responsibility for Omega Wireless. Jim graduated from the University of Notre Dame a B.B.A 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.
Abhishek (A.B.) is a Partner 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, Edafio Technology Partners, TowerCom and serves as a Board Observer for Thrive Networks. A.B. previously served as a Board Observer for Ensono (acquired by KKR) and QOS Networks (acquired by Zayo). Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2015, A.B. worked at Altman Solon (formerly Altman Vilandrie), a technology, media & telecommunications focused strategy consulting firm, where he completed projects for both operating companies and private equity investors. A.B. received a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Boston’s South End and outside of work, enjoys skiing, cycling, traveling and cheering on his home-town Patriots and Celtics.