Gary Graham President & CEO, First Capital Business Development, LLC. Linkedin

Gary Graham

President & CEO, First Capital Business Development, LLC.

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In his more than 35 years of working with startups and emerging growth companies, Wall Street veteran Gary Graham has specialized in installing key management in conjunction with capital to expedite the growth of disruptive technologies; he has led more than 125 financings and retained senior management for over 30 transactions. Gary founded First Capital Business Development in 1995 to collaborate with entrepreneurs, capital sources and strategic partners to restructure, finance and revitalize high potential startups and emerging growth companies. He serves as Interim CEO or other executive roles as required for First Capital portfolio clients.

Prior to founding First Capital Business Development, Gary spent over 25 years in investment and merchant banking. He began his career at Smith Barney, where he developed financing solutions for growth companies. Gary also worked on special project financing for Drexel Burnham Lambert.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an associate’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Meyers College in Cleveland, Ohio. Gary served in the U.S. Army and is a Vietnam veteran.