James N. Perry
Mr. Perry is a co-founder and managing director of Madison Dearborn Partners.
Prior to co-founding MDP in 1993, Mr. Perry was with First Chicago Venture Capital for eight years.
He has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Perry oversees MDP's investing efforts in the communications industry.
was responsible for MDP's early investments in the wireless industry, including Nextel and Nextel Partners
, Omnipoint, which was subsequently merged with Voicestream
and acquired by Deutsche Telecom, and Clearnet Communications
, a PCS provider in Canada that was acquired by Telus.
MDP's most recent investment was in MetroPCS where Mr. Perry serves on the board of directors.
Mr. Perry also serves on the boards of directors of Cbeyond Communications, Sorenson Communications, and Univision Communications.
Mr. Post is the president and chief executive officer of the CUNA Mutual Group
, based in Madison, WI. . The company is the leading provider of insurance and financial services to credit unions and their members worldwide.
Prior to joining CUNA Mutual, Mr. Post was president and chief executive officer of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company - a position he held for more than three years before resigning in 2004.
As CEO, he led an impressive financial turnaround in the company, improved underwriting results by more than $1 billion annually, and repositioned the company to market leadership in five business segments.
10 years with Fireman's Fund, Mr. Post also served as the company's chief financial officer and chief actuary.
native of Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Post grew up in the Midwest and received his bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in actuarial science, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience.
He is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.