Michael Graves


As a Director of Mason Wells Buyout Funds, Mr. Graves is primarily responsible for supporting the funds' investment activities. In this capacity, Mr. Graves is responsible for investment and portfolio analysis, valuations of portfolio companies, limited partner reporting, portfolio development initiatives, serving on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies, working on special situations, and negotiating and arranging for the sale of investments.

Mr. Graves has over a decade of mergers & acquisitions and private equity experience.  Prior to joining Mason Wells in 2013, Mr. Graves was an Investment Banking Analyst in Lazard's Minneapolis office, where he focused on middle market M&A advisory engagements. Prior to Lazard, Mr. Graves was an Audit Associate in KPMG's Minneapolis office, where he worked on a variety of engagements for financial services, manufacturing, business services, retail, and real estate clients.

Mr. Graves is a member of the Board of Directors of Buffalo Games, LLC, King Juice Company, Inc., and MGS Mfg. Group, Inc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Paragon Development Systems, Inc. 

Mr. Graves received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Mr. Graves is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Tom Smith

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Jim Domach

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Greg Myers

Senior Managing Director

Kevin Kenealey

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Jay Radtke

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Ben Holbrook

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Chris Pummill

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Chris Markgraf


Mike Wirth


Damon Thome


Michael Graves


Dan Shanahan

Vice President

Jacob Simons


Samuel Koehler


Brady Walsh

Business Development Manager

Jeff Davidson

Director of Research

Debbie Figueroa

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Jon Gladieux

Director of IT & Accounting Administrator

Lisa Bredeson

Executive Administrator 

Mara Delgado

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

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