Mr. Graham is the founder and Managing Principal of Graham Allen Partners. Graham Allen Partners is a private holding company focused on the incubation of early-stage, high-growth technology businesses. Mr. Graham has 15 years of executive level experience in the technology industry and has led more than $80 million in technology related acquisitions and divestitures. Graham Allen Partners utilizes this extensive experience to create value in their subsidiaries, while developing innovative business models that create local partnerships that positively contribute to the community and add value for their investors.
Prior to founding Graham Allen Partners, Mr. Graham co-founded GramTel, Inc (a managed data center provider) in partnership with The Jordan Company (a private equity firm headquartered in New York). As President of GramTel, he was responsible for the company’s strategic direction as well as aligning all internal and external resources to gain market share in the small and mid-sized business market. He led the company to become the largest provider of managed data center services in the state of Indiana and the largest privately held provider in the Midwest. In 2007, he completed the successful sale of GramTel to Cincinnati Bell, Inc (a publicly traded telecommunications company).
After selling GramTel, he joined the Cincinnati Bell team and over a two year period worked with the company to build its managed data center business with a focus on the small and mid-sized business market.
Prior to founding GramTel, he founded Internet Services Management Group, Inc (“ISMG”) where he led the company to become the second largest privately held ISP in the United States (acquiring and integrating 23 companies). With its focus on a secondary market customer niche, ISMG thrived well below the radar of the giant telecom providers. His ability to execute a business strategy that embraces secondary markets propelled the company to a leadership position in the field.
Mr. Graham has a long history of community service, currently serving on the boards of Davenport University (Chairman), Memorial Hospital, WNIT (a Public Broadcasting Television Station), The Center for the Homeless, and the Career Academy of South Bend.
Mr. Graham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and attended the Indiana University Graduate School of Education.