Mark Stachiw is currently a Managing Partner, General Counsel and Secretary and Founder of Artic Partners, a boutique equity firm investing in technology based companies.  Prior to joining Artic Partners, Mark held a similar role with NxGen Partners.  In these roles, Mark has found and evaluated over 350 investment opportunities and has directed six investments in companies valued over $30 million. Earlier in his career, Mark held various leadership roles, ultimately becoming the Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Secretary, at MetroPCS Communications, Inc. a $5 billion dollar Fortune 500 public wireless communications company, where he was responsible for board governance, legal, regulatory and external affairs.  Mark took MetroPCS public in 2007, raised over $28 billion in debt, and was instrumental in quintupling the company’s addressable market and over sextupling its revenue. Mark was also played a key role in leading the company’s combination with T-Mobile, the largest domestic merger announced in 2012. Mark has served as member of the Board of Directors of SkyTitan International, and GruupMeet, Inc., Tractus Corp and Health Tech Pal Corp, the latter three being portfolio companies of NxGen Partners. Mark received both Juris Doctor, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis, and he is a member of the Order of the Coif, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.