John Markley, Jr.

John Markley, Jr.

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 been a director of Charter Communications, Inc. since 2009, and served on the Boards of Directors of Millennial Media, Inc. from 2006 to 2014 and of BroadSoft, Inc. from 2002 until its acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. in February 2018.  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.