Firm Names Three New Partners and a Senior Associate
BOSTON—January 12, 2021 M/C Partners, a private equity firm focused on small and mid-size businesses in the communications and technology services sector, announced Ryan Carr, Abhishek (AB) Rampuria and Julia Senior have been promoted to Partner from Vice President. Additionally, Arvind Viswanathan was promoted to Senior Associate. As valued members of the M/C team, these individuals have already made significant contributions to the firm through their dedication, experience and expertise.
“Ryan, AB, and Julia have each demonstrated the ability to identify, source and lead deals in their respective industry sectors and have played leadership roles in portfolio management,” said Gillis Cashman, Managing Partner, M/C Partners. Managing Partner, Brian Clark also commented: “Combined with existing Partner, Travis Keller, these individuals reflect the next chapter of M/C Partners leadership.”
Ryan Carr, who joined M/C in 2016, focuses on origination in the fiber infrastructure and residential broadband sectors. He serves on the Board of AerioConnect, an investment that he sourced and led for the firm. He also serves on the Boards of Denovo and Thrive Networks and previously served as a Board Observer for PlumChoice. Prior to M/C Partners, he worked at MVP Capital, a TMT-focused boutique investment bank, where he completed several financing and M&A transactions in wireless and fiber infrastructure and media sectors. Carr also previously worked as a certified public accountant in the energy and telecommunications sectors of KPMG.
Abhishek (AB) Rampuria, who joined M/C in 2015, originates and leads deals within the managed services and wireless infrastructure sectors, utilizing his network to support long-term growth for portfolio companies. He currently serves on the Board of Ascend Technologies, Connectivity Wireless, Thrive, and TowerCom and is a Board Observer for Ensono and QOS Networks. Prior to M/C Partners, Rampuria worked at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a TMT-focused strategy consulting firm, where he completed projects for both operating companies and private equity investors.
Julia Senior, who joined M/C in 2016, originates and leads deals across the data center, application services, and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors. She also supports operational excellence and long-term growth for the firm’s portfolio companies. She currently serves on the Boards of Carbon60 and SoniqWave, serves as a Board Observer for Involta, and provides portfolio coverage for Omega Wireless. Prior to M/C Partners, Senior was an equity research analyst on the Telecommunications team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she covered companies in the wireline, wireless, data center and tower industries.
Arvind Viswanathan will increase his portfolio support responsibilities as he transitions to the role of Senior Associate. He joined the firm in 2018 as an Associate. He currently serves as a Board Observer for Ascend Technologies, Connectivity Wireless, TowerCom and QOS Networks. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst at BNP Paribas.