Mark A. Graham is co-founder and managing partner of Wheelhouse, LLC.
During his more than 15-year tenure in chief executive roles for both private and public companies, Mr Graham has a proven track record in successfully leading companies through mergers and acquisitions, a keen understanding of initial public offerings, and vast experience managing companies going through various types of complicated management transitions.
Prior to founding Wheelhouse LLC, Graham served as the President, CEO, and Chairman of ReMedPar, Inc., a leading provider of aftermarket imaging products, services and equipment to healthcare professionals. In this role, he quickly stabilized the company and then grew the business while improving earnings 52 percent and 44 percent, respectively, year over year. Subsequently, he managed the sale of the company which resulted in record multiples for investors and one of the most profitable transactions ever for the lead sponsor, a New York-based private equity firm.
Prior to joining ReMedPar, Mr Graham was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Valutec Card Solutions, a technology services provider of banking products to merchants. He was brought in to stabilize the company while developing and implementing necessary processes and procedures to attract investment capital as a means to strategically grow revenue. Under Graham¹s leadership, the company went from insolvency to a structure and growth trajectory attracting much needed venture capital. The company sold two years later for $41 million.
In 1999, Graham was part of a start-up group building industry trading networks using the Internet to provide supply chain collaboration for the electronics and home improvement industries. As Chief Operating Officer, he led vertical management teams that raised $17 million in capital and received a $40 million valuation after the first year of operation.
From 1991 to 1999, Graham served as the President of two operating divisions and President of Mergers and Acquisitions for Pameco Corporation, a $700 million public company. During this tenure, he acquired, integrated and upgraded 15 companies that collectively represented more than $250 million in revenue and $17 million in annual operating earnings which nearly doubled the size of the parent company. Graham also engineered a successful turnaround of an $80 million division that had never been profitable and in two years, grew revenue to $120 million and took earnings from an $800,000 loss to more than $8 million in profit. His efforts led to a successful initial public offering in 1997.
Graham began his career in a variety of sales and marketing management positions with Allied Signal, a $28 billion manufacturer of high technology components, engineered materials and automotive products.
Throughout the years, Graham has been active in numerous community and leadership organizations. He has a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee and an executive management certificate from Emory University.