Jim Collis has over 20 years of experience lending to and investing in communications companies. Mr. Collis joined the EasyStreet board in 2012.
Mr. Collis is a founding partner of Seaport Capital, starting the firm in 1997. Prior to co-founding Seaport, Mr. Collis was a Principal of Chase Capital, the equity-investing arm of The Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Collis also worked at Chase as a Vice President and an Associate in the Merchant Banking Group at Chase. Prior to joining Chase, Mr. Collis was a senior project engineer at National TeleConsultants specializing in the design of the electronic systems for video and audio production facilities used in the broadcast television, radio and cable television industries. Mr. Collis holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Mr. McCormack joined Seaport Capital in February 2003. He focuses on investing in service providers in the communications and infrastructure markets as well as on software investments. Mr. McCormack joined Seaport after five years at BancBoston Capital, the private equity arm of FleetBoston Financial, where he was a Director in the media and communications group. Prior to business school, he spent four years as a derivatives trader in the US and Germany. Mr. McCormack holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in economics.
Mr. Matin joined the board of directors of Mandalay Baseball Properties in 2007 and was appointed CEO in 2008. Mr. Matin brings more than two decades of wide-ranging business experience to MBP with an emphasis on customer-focused sales, marketing and product development.
Prior to joining MBP, Mr. Matin was CEO of Softricity, a venture-backed software company acquired by Microsoft. He was also executive vice president of worldwide sales for Veritas, a data and storage management company with more than 5,000 employees and annual revenues of more than $2 billion.
As president of McAfee, best known for its anti-virus software, he accounted for revenues of $750 million annually and substantially increased customer adoption and market share, especially in consumer segments.
During his 20 years with IBM, Mr. Matin held a variety of management positions, including overseeing sales to large corporate customer in the Asia-Pacific region while based in Tokyo, as well as serving as general manager of IBM’s industrial sector in the Americas.
Mister Bader is a 40-plus-year veteran of the high tech industry, beginning his career at Digital Equipment in the ‘70s. Settling in Oregon in 1978 to join Intel Corporation, Mr. Bader was founder and co-general manager until 1990 of Intel’s Personal Computer Enhancement Operation, a multihundred-million dollar business that launched Intel into the personal computer end-user market.
After leaving Intel in 1990, Mr. Bader was able to watch his daughter grow while reviewing state-of-the-art products and writing about them for Stewart Alsop’s PC Letter, a newsletter widely read by leaders in the personal computer industry. That led to four years as a consultant, assisting companies such as Intel, HP and Microsoft develop business plans and products. Then the Internet happened. Tired of traveling away from his family and looking to become more of a contributor to the region he loves, EasyStreet was conceived and launched in 1995. He retired from EasyStreet in 2014.
Mr. Bader is active in the community at the intersection of public policy and technology and innovation. He currently serves on the board of the Oregon Growth Account, the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) and is a member of the Oregon Sustainability Center IT Advisory Board.
He has a BSEE from Northeastern University, 1974.