About Us

M/C Partners is a private equity firm with more than 35 years of experience investing in small and mid-size businesses in the digital infrastructure and technology services sectors.


Our Mission


We look to apply our specialized expertise and collaborate with our portfolio companies to maximize long term value.

M/C Partners is built on

  • Integrity: We are committed to always doing the right thing.
  • Transparency: We are straightforward and honest; there are no surprises.
  • Excellence: We are relentless in our pursuit of exceptional results.

The M/C Partners

The M/C Partners Advantage

Our commitment to industry, strategy and investments coupled with our patience for long-term value has earned us the trust of our management teams and investors. We are collaborative partners every step of the way.

Our investments are guided by these key elements:

Thesis Driven

The firm specializes in the early identification of the most promising emerging services sectors within digital infrastructure and technology services . We proactively seek out well-positioned entrepreneurial managers and companies that fit our thesis. We back aggressive, insightful executives who have the capacity to build substantial companies and to create significant shareholder value.

Value Add Investor

We participate actively in the company’s growth and success as a member of the Board of Directors. The proactive role we take in assisting management has contributed significantly to our long term track record of top quartile performance. We maintain a hands-on approach with the company’s senior executive team to provide value-added input that includes perspectives on strategy development, recruiting senior team members, capital raising and M&A.

Lead Investor

We are typically the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies and in most cases, lead the round if there are co-investors. Our proven company building expertise frequently draws entrepreneurs and organizations that are seeking investment leadership and organizational management guidance.

Industry Focus

M/C Partners focuses on digital infrastructure and technology services

Investment Size

Our investments typically range in size from $10m to $50m of equity.

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Jason P. Stutman

Jason Stutman is a Senior Fund Accountant at M/C Partners, responsible for the cash management of co-investment vehicles, preparing quarterly financial statements, and communication with Limited Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2023, Jason worked in the Portfolio Analytics Group at HarbourVest Partners. He earned a BSBA with honors in Finance with a minor in Computer Information Science from The Ohio State University. Jason lives in South Boston and enjoys cheering on Boston sports teams, playing hockey and golf and traveling.






Cuba Burch Berner

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.





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James F. Wade

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 Chairman, 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.




Connectivity Wireless


Abhishek Rampuria

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.




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