Wade founded Cabrillo to leverage three decades of experience spanning strategic management consulting, venture investing, and M&A for publicly-traded and privately-held companies. He previously was founding principal of Cabrillo’s predecessor, MHT Partners, (acquired by Cowen), and Dell Ventures based in Austin, TX, where he invested in high-tech and e-commerce companies.
Prior to Dell, Wade spent five years with McKinsey & Co., advising high-tech and pharma companies on matters of strategic growth and M&A. He began his post-undergraduate career at EY’s Assurance Group, and is a non-practicing CPA in the state of Texas.
Educationally, Wade earned his MBA with distinction from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business, with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance and Strategy, and received his B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from San Diego State University.