|Venture Fund Member Profile
Willamette University's Angel Investment Fund is a unique experiential learning program. MBA students, through three semesters, work to understand the nuances and demands of entrepreneurship as well as the strategies and details involved with investing in them.
MBA students are embedded as active investing members in Angel investment groups throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Students work on a day to day basis with entrepreneurs, business leaders and management teams trying to identify great opportunities in which our Angel Fund invests. The fund works to support between 2 and 4 investments per year, directly into high potential Northwest ventures. Investment decisions are made by the students with the oversight of the Advisory Board.
Wade T. Brooks started his first technology company at the age of 19. Since then he's had an extensive entrepreneurial background with over 15 years of hands-on business ownership, strategic planning, and sales and marketing experience.
Wade's positions include, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Software Forensics at SoftSource Consulting, Inc., Vice President of Sales and Marketing & General Manager at ServerLogic Corporation, CEO, President, Chairman of the Board at StorePartners, Inc., Restructuring CEO at Network Equipment Marketplace, Senior Vice President at Janus Interactive Software Inc., and President at Brooks + Associates, Inc. He was also a licensed Registered Investment Adviser Representative directly responsible for the strategic and financial restructuring, valuation and sale of numerous companies.
Wade retired at the age of 37 and backpacked throughout the third world from Mt. Everest in Nepal to the Bay Islands of Honduras. He is a Certified Rescue Scuba Diver, avid hiker and an Eagle Scout.
Wade has a B.S. in Philosophy, Art History and Studio Art from Willamette University and completed the Advanced Financial Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a co-founder of the Willamette MBA Angel Fund with Professor Rob Wiltbank and the Executive Director of that fund.
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Wade participated in the FundingPost event: Portland VC and Angel Event
on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in OR, Sponsored by Perkins Coie, Oregon Angel Fund, SocialRadius
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