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.