Dean's Executive Professor of Finance
Before joining Santa Clara University in 1994, Professor Wade was Chief Financial Officer of Micronics Computers (a computer systems supplier) and Finnigan Corporation (a manufacturer of scientific instruments), and served as Treasurer and Corporate Controller of Verbatim Corporation (which developed and manufactured data storage systems). In 1991, Wade was the CFO for Micronics during their initial public offering.
Professor Wade is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant in Canada. His undergraduate degree is in Economics from SUNY Albany and he has an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. He serves as advisor to various technology companies and is a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of San Jose.
Professor Wade is the recipient of the 2003 National Catholic Charities Volunteer of the Year, two Business School Extraordinary Awards, and the 2003 Brutacoa award for teaching innovation. When he is not teaching or engaging in his charitable activities, Wade enjoys traveling and relaxing on his farm in upstate New York.