Leadership

John D. (Jay) Markley, Jr.

Managing Partner/Co-Founder, New Amsterdam Growth Capital

JAY MARKLEY joined InterDigital’s Board of Directors in November 2016.  Mr. Markley is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of New Amsterdam Growth Capital, a growth equity firm focused on the cloud computing, mobile and communications infrastructure sectors. From 1996 to 2009, he was a partner with Columbia Capital where he served in a number of capacities including partner, venture partner and portfolio company executive. Prior to Columbia Capital, Mr. Markley served as a policy advisor at the Federal Communications Commission from 1994 to 1996, where he and his team were instrumental in developing and launching the commercial spectrum auction process.   Mr. Markley has served on the Board of Directors of BroadSoft, Inc. since 2002, and has been its Chairman since 2013. He has been a director of Charter Communications, Inc. since 2009 and served on the Board of Directors of Millennial Media, Inc. from 2006 to 2014.  He also serves as a director of privately owned companies Varsity Wireless and The Switch.   Mr. Markley earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington and Lee University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. JAY MARKLEY joined InterDigital’s Board of Directors in November 2016.  Mr. Markley is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of New Amsterdam Growth Capital, a growth equity firm focused on the cloud computing, mobile and communications infrastructure sectors. From 1996 to 2009, he was a partner with Columbia Capital where he served in a number of capacities including partner, venture partner and portfolio company executive. Prior to Columbia Capital, Mr. Markley served as a policy advisor at the Federal Communications Commission from 1994 to 1996, where he and his team were instrumental in developing and launching the commercial spectrum auction process.  

Mr. Markley has served on the Board of Directors of BroadSoft, Inc. since 2002, and has been its Chairman since 2013. He has been a director of Charter Communications, Inc. since 2009 and served on the Board of Directors of Millennial Media, Inc. from 2006 to 2014. He also currently serves and has served in the past on the boards of various private companies.  

Mr. Markley earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington and Lee University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.