Michael Graves

Vice President

As Vice President 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 analysis, financial modeling, due diligence, portfolio analysis, valuations of portfolio companies, limited partner reporting, working with portfolio company management teams, negotiating transactions, and arranging for the sale of investments.

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 Paragon Development Systems, Inc.

Mr. Graves received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with top honors in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Mr. Graves earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in 2011.


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Tom Smith

Executive Managing Director and Chairman of the Board

Greg Myers

Senior Managing Director

Kevin Kenealey

Senior Managing Director

Jim Domach

Chief Financial Officer

Jay Radtke

Senior Managing Director

Ben Holbrook

Senior Managing Director

Chris Markgraf


Mike Wirth


Chris Pummill


Damon Thome


Michael Graves

Vice President

Chris Lau

Vice President

Dan Shanahan

Senior Associate

Jacob Simons


Brady Walsh

Business Development Manager

Jeff Davidson

Director of Research

Debbie Figueroa

Office Manager & Fund Administrator

Jon Gladieux

Director of IT & Accounting Administrator

Lisa Bredeson

Executive Administrator 

Mara Delgado

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

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