Mr. Wendell McCain is the Chairman and CEO of Onset Capital Partners, a global asset management firm. Prior to founding Onset, Wendell was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Parish Capital Advisors, a global private equity firm with $2 billion under management. Over the last twenty years, he has gained extensive intellectual capital in alternative asset classes and in the private equity business from the perspective of advisor, direct investor and limited partner.
Prior to founding Parish Capital, Mr. McCain served as Vice President at BancBoston Ventures, where his group managed a $600 million diversified private equity portfolio and he managed a direct investment portfolio of eleven companies and four limited partnerships. As Vice President, he was active as either a board member or board observer of several of those companies and partnerships. In this role, he aggressively sourced new investment opportunities and reviewed over two hundred investment opportunities annually.
In addition to his investment and portfolio management responsibilities, he was also heavily involved in assisting the BancBoston Fund-of-Funds group with fundraising and strategic partnerships. Additionally, Wendell has been at JP Morgan as a Vice President in the fixed income department and at Lazard Freres, in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. While at Lazard, he covered Global Fortune 50 companies and large private equity groups.
Mr. McCain currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National African Art Museum and is on the Board of Trustees for the NC Nature Conservancy, UNC College of Arts and Sciences, UNC Civil Rights Center and North Carolina Central University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Union Independent School. Mr. McCain received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, where he was a Toigo Fellow.