Graham Michener serves as the head of the firm’s Financial Services Practice and is a senior member of the Chief Financial Officers Practice. He has completed assignments in investment banking, including corporate finance and M&A, equity capital markets, and sales, trading, and research. His other areas of focus have included asset management, private equity, real estate, structured finance, commercial and corporate banking, retail brokerage, along with CFO assignments, including treasury and controller searches. Graham joined the firm in 2008.
Graham had been an executive director in the Global Banking and Markets Practice of Russell Reynolds Associates since 2004, originating and executing senior-level searches in investment banking, asset management, real estate, and corporate banking, as well as functional roles such as treasury and regulatory searches. He has conducted both domestic and cross-border assignments for a variety of financial services clients.
Graham began his career as a senior financial analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Later, he became a senior financial analyst with J.P. Morgan Chase, in both Global Investment Banking as well as Global Private Banking. He then served as an associate in Institutional Equity Sales at Lehman Brothers. His clients included some of the world’s largest hedge funds and several large traditional asset managers.
Graham earned his AB degree in English and anthropology/sociology from Lafayette College and an MBA degree in finance and marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
He is currently serving as secretary of the Board of Trustees for the Pequot Library in Southport, Connecticut, vice president of the Southport Conservancy Board of Trustees, and as chairman of a scholarship fund at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as a member of the school’s endowment fund team. Graham is also an Advisory Board member of LogicSource, a Bain Capital portfolio company.
Graham and his wife live in Southport, Connecticut with their three children.