Wade founded Cabrillo in 2006 to leverage experience spanning global management consulting, M&A and venture investing for publicly-traded and privately-held companies. He previously was founding principal of Cabrillo’s predecessor, MHT Partners, in Dallas, TX, and Dell Ventures in Austin, TX. At Dell, he invested in high-tech business services (software, semiconductor) and Internet-based companies.
After earning his MBA, Wade joined McKinsey & Co. where he advised high-tech and pharma companies on M&A and post-merger management. He began his career at Ernst and Young’s Audit Department as a licensed CPA in Texas.
Wade earned his MBA with distinction from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and received his B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from San Diego State University.