M/C Partners Announces Investment Team Promotions


January 9, 2023

BOSTON, Massachusetts

M/C Partners, a private equity firm focused on small and mid-size businesses in the digital infrastructure and technology services sector, announced the promotions of Travis Keller to Managing Partner and Arvind Viswanathan to Vice President.

“Travis and Arvind have both made a meaningful impact on the firm and our portfolio companies,” said Gillis Cashman, Managing Partner, M/C Partners. “Travis has displayed superb leadership as a Partner, and we are thrilled to welcome him as our newest Managing Partner.” Brian Clark, Managing Partner, added, “Arvind has shown great promise over the past 5 years at M/C, and we look forward to his continued success as a Vice President.”

Travis Keller joined M/C Partners in 2019 and helps to identify overarching investment themes for the firm. He led the firm’s investment in QOS Networks (sold to Zayo Group in 2022) and currently serves on the Board of C3 Integrated Solutions and Denovo. Prior to joining the firm he was a Partner at Altman Solon (formerly Altman Vilandrie) a strategy consulting and investment advisory firm specializing in technology, media and telecom.

Arvind Viswanathan joined the firm in 2018 and focuses on investment opportunities in the communications and technology services sectors. He currently serves as a Board Observer for Ascend Technologies, C3 Integrated Solutions, Connectivity Wireless and Edafio Technology Partners. Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2018, Arvind was an Analyst at BNP Paribas where he worked in the leveraged finance group, completing financings for private equity-led buyouts of middle-market companies across various sectors.

About M/C Partners

M/C Partners is a private equity firm focused on small and mid-size businesses in the digital infrastructure and technology services sectors. For more than three decades M/C Partners has invested $2.4 billion of capital in over 140 companies, leveraging its deep industry expertise to understand long-term secular trends and identify growth opportunities. The firm is currently investing its eighth fund, partnering with promising companies and leadership teams to support, scale, and improve operations and maximize value. For more information, visit https://mcpartners.com


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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.





Ascend Technologies
C3 Integrated Solutions


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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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Ascend Technologies
Connectivity Wireless
Edafio Technology Partners