Too often, we make connections with individuals that remind us of the continued tragedy of this disease. Shane M. Wallace, a beloved father and husband, respected business leader, passionate outdoorsman, and avid country music fan, is one of these individuals. This is Shane's story.
Shane M. Wallace, husband of Dana and father of son James, died Tuesday at his home in Greenwich, CT. He was 38. Mr. Wallace succumbed after a valiant eighteen month fight with brain cancer. At the time of his death, Shane was the Head of JPMorgan Chase's Telecommunications Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Earlier in his career at JP Morgan, Shane worked closely with Dan Case, co-founder of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure who passed away from the same disease in 2002.
Shane began his career with JPMorgan after graduating from Dartmouth College in 1991, and quickly was recognized as one of the rising young stars of its growing mergers and acquisitions advisory. In an era when many investment bankers move from one firm to another, he spent his entire career at JP Morgan.
Shane's colleagues from JPMorgan Chase, including Steve Black, Doug Braunstein and Jimmy Elliot, remember him in this way: "For those of us who were lucky to have known and worked with him during his 16 years at JPMorgan, Shane was the embodiment of a great investment banking professional who commanded respect and admiration from his clients and colleagues alike. He was incredibly dedicated to JPMorgan, but most of all, to his family."
Shane is survived by his wife, Dana; son, James; his mother, Sheila of New York City; his father, Ronald and stepmother, Sue of Yellville, Arkansas; and his sister, Amanda and her partner Tamara of New York City.
Shane's family would like to thank all that have shared their love and support over the past eighteen months, in particular the medical team led by Dr. Philip Gutin and Dr. Andrew Lassman at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center which provided Shane with exceptional treatment and caring support during his illness.
The Wallace family has asked that gifts in Shane's memory be made to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure to build upon our partnership with MSKCC and other leading institutions around the country.
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