Claire Wadlington
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Claire is a Partner of FA Technology Ventures and also serves as its Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Claire currently serves as a Board Observer to CreditSights. Claire has been involved in the recruiting and evaluation of key hires and service providers to portfolio companies including Knoa Software, Softricity and IP MobileNet.

Claire joined FA Technology Ventures in 2002 from Cayman Systems, Inc. (a Charles River Ventures backed telecommunications company) where she was Chief Financial Officer. In addition to significant operating responsibilities including oversight of manufacturing, IT and finance, she helped position the company for sale to Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTPA). Prior to Cayman, she was CFO of Parent’s Plus and of LocalMom.com, two related specialty publishing companies. Claire joined the companies to take on operational responsibilities and to simultaneously evaluate a roll up of similar businesses. She subsequently helped execute a sale of the print business instead.

Previous to these operating and executive roles with entrepreneurial companies, Claire was a senior investment banker for a dozen years, including working for five years with Ken Mabbs at Gleacher where she focused on equity financings and strategic alliances for high growth technology companies. Prior to Gleacher, she worked in investment banking at Lazard Freres & Co. and CSFB in New York and Boston.

Claire is a Director and Former Chair of the Executive Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge the leading forum for the advancement of entrepreneurship in the Boston area. She is also a Director and member of the Finance and Investment Committees of Crittenton Women’s Union which designs and replicates innovative programs to help women who are not economically self-sufficient achieve the training and skills to support their families, and a Director of TPR Media.

Claire has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


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flag Forecasting Markets: The Capital Update for 2006
as author at  MIT World Series: Enterprise Forum,
together with: Robert J. Crowley (moderator), Martin Hensel, C. Edward (Ned) Hazen, T.L. Stebbins,
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