Boston Street Advisors' Board of Advisors is a collection of experienced business leaders who have been tremendously successful in their respective industries. Access to these industry visionaries' vast knowledge and experience enables Boston Street to better serve our clients in achieving their objectives. Each member of Boston Street's Advisory Board has significant, practical business experiences and has generated an impressive rolodex of contacts and long-term relationships across many industries. Our firm's philosophy of success through relationships is practiced by introducing clients and portfolio companies to strategic relationships and business opportunities, putting the right people with the right people.

Let us introduce you to our Advisory Board members and their impressive accomplishments:

Brad Anderson


Solarc Inc.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Brad Anderson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Solarc, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise supply, trading and risk management solutions for the global energy industry. Brad's focus at SolArc is to produce leading-edge supply and trade management products that make energy companies more efficient and more profitable. He has overseen SolArc's growth from a startup company to becoming a leading provider of supply and trade management solutions for global energy companies.

Brad is active in Tulsa's business community, serving on the boards of the Oklahoma Investment Forum, the CEO Forum, the Center of Excellence in Information Technology & Telecommunications (COEITT), and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). He also was twice named one of the "Top 50 People in Energy IT" by New Energy Economy and Commodities Now. He volunteers in the community as an advisory board member for Street School, a non-profit alternative education program. He earned his degree from Oklahoma State University, where he studied electrical engineering.


Frank "Tripp" W. Brower


Capstone Palomar Partners LP
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Tripp Brower is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Capstone Palomar Partners, a fund placement agent focused on raising capital for high quality investment managers from the firm's global base of investor relationships. Prior to Capstone, Mr. Brower was Executive Vice President of OffRoad Inc., and co-managed OffRoad's Private Capital Group, which encompasses Investment banking, institutional placement and product development. Prior to joining OffRoad in December 2000, Mr. Brower was Co-Head of the Private Fund Group at investment banking firm Stephens Inc. At Stephens, he was responsible for raising capital from institutional investors in the United States. Mr. Brower was a Partner and Board Member of Stonebridge Partners LLC, a private placement firm that merged with Stephens in February 1998. Prior to Stonebridge, Mr. Brower was a Vice President specializing in corporate finance at J.P. Morgan & Company.

Mr. Brower received a B.A. degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University, and completed the J.P. Morgan Finance Program.


Jim McGill


MacroSolve, Inc.
Chairman and CEO

Jim McGill serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO of MacroSolve, Inc, the parent company of Anyware Mobile Solutions. Mr. McGill is an investor with a background in a wide variety of organizations, public and private, for profit and not for profit. Prior to joining MacroSolve and Anyware, Mr. McGill ran McGill Resources, Inc., a venture capital firm with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Sydney, Australia. From 1970 to 1986, Mr. McGill was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McGill Environmental Systems, Inc., a company that he founded. McGill Environmental Systems, Inc. was sold in 1986 to The IT Group, a NYSE corporation, and Mr. McGill served on the board of directors of The IT Group until 2003.

Mr. McGill currently serves on several private company boards as well as the Board of Trustees of the University of Tulsa. He is actively involved on the board of numerous Tulsa area organizations and civic organizations. He was named Outstanding Alumnus of TU's Department of Chemical Engineering in 1987, and admitted into the university's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Hall of Fame in 1992. In 2005 he was named a University of Tulsa Distinguished Alumni.

Mr. McGill graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from The University of Tulsa.


John Starks


Alumni Relations and Fan Development Advisor
New York Knicks

John Starks currently holds the position of alumni relations and fan development advisor for the New York Knicks. John is involved in the day-to-day efforts to expand the Knicks Alumni Relations, Community Relations and Fan Development programs. He is also involved in MSG Network television and radio broadcasts and provides support in the team's sponsor and suite sales efforts. Prior to joining the Knicks, John was the head coach of the Westchester Wildfire of the Unitred States Basketball League. He is a veteran of the National Basketball Association where he spent 13 seasons primarily with the Knicks where he was recognized throughout the nation as the heart and soul of the Knicks playoff teams of the 1990s.

During his playing career John established several Knick and NBA records for three point shots, appeared in 93 NBA playoff games (averaging 14.5 point per game), and was an All-Star in 1994, helping lead the Knicks to the NBA Finals. In 1992-93 he was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. In 1997 he was awarded the NBA's prestigious "Sixth Man Award". John established the John Starks Foundation in 1994 to benefit children and students and holds a charity golf tournament each year to raise funds for the foundation.

John attended Oklahoma State University.


Britt Swofford


First Chicago/Bank One

Britt Swofford spent 25 years as a senior executive with First Chicago / BANK ONE, in Chicago and overseas. During his career at the bank, Mr. Swofford held several positions including: Head of International Risk Management, Head of Global Foreign Exchange & Currency Options, Head of Capital Markets Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Head of Proprietary Trading & Funds Management, and Head of Corporate & Central Bank Marketing.

He has an extensive work experience in Europe and the Middle East, as well as a broad professional background in several Asian and Latin American countries. While at the bank Mr. Swofford developed and launched First Chicago's first proprietary hedge funds and dedicated fund management group overseeing five funds totaling $300+ million in asset.

Prior to joining First of Chicago, Mr. Swofford worked as an Economic Analyst at the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington, DC. In addition to various analytical functions, he also served as the Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Monetary Affairs and as Financial Attaché at the US Embassy in London. His activities included analysis of economic and financial market developments within the U.K. and European markets and in the Middle East; participated in the drafting of U.S. policies on exchange rate mechanisms which led to creation of floating exchange rates; participated in designing economic rescue plans for emerging markets.

Mr. Swofford currently serves on the boards of RimTec, Inc., Performance Roofing Systems, Inc. and Crescent Company. He has previously served on the boards of First Chicago Futures, First Chicago International Finance Corp., First Chicago International in New York and was chairman of First Chicago Limited, a merchant bank based in London England.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Maryland and has done post graduate work at George Washington University in Economics & Statistics, the University of Maryland in Economics and completed the University of Virginia's Executive Management Training program.

Tom Wilkins


The Wilkins Group

Tom Wilkins is founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Wilkins Group, Inc. (WGI), a national telecommunications services firm, recognized as one of Dallas-Forth Worth's fastest growing technology firms by the Dallas Business Journal. With over 30 years of telecommunications experience, Tom's entrepreneurial vision and energy are the driving forces behind WGI, establishing alliances with major corporations such as AT&T, Texas Instruments, Nokia, Bank of America and Nortel.

Tom is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and an accredited member of Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NationsBank Minority Supplier Showcase, upon which he was honored with the Minority Business Executive Program at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College.

In January 2000, Tom was appointed by Lt. Gov. Rick Perry to the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) Board that manages the dispersal of over $1.5 billion to its constituencies for the purpose of providing telecommunications to those entities for the 21st century. In January 2003, Tom became TIF's Programs Committee Chair. He is also an active member of the National Association of Minorities in Cable (NAMIC), Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce (DBCC) and Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Development Council (DFWMBDC). Tom is also on the Advisory Board for Richardson TX Telecom Corridor's Technology Business Council, the Collin County Community College's Telecommunications Electronics Computer (TEC) Networking Advisory Committee, and on the Board of Directors for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce. He writes weekly technology columns for, a black web portal founded by nationally syndicated radio show host Tom Joyner.

Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from the American Technical Institute in Killeen, Texas, and is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he was a member of the Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard.