|Name||Robert Shaw Graham|
Scottsdale, Arizona , United States
Jan 23, 2011 07:39pm
|Info||Robert S. Graham |
Candidate for the office of Governor, State of Arizona
Robert S. Graham has an outstanding record of leadership and experience in serving Arizona residents and charitable organizations through his commitment of time and financial contributions. Graham is also an accomplished businessman, recognized regionally by AZ Business Magazine as one of the Top Entrepreneurs and nationally, by Boomer Market Advisor magazine as the 2007 Advisor of the Year.
A cum laude graduate from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management and Finance, Graham has served on the ASU School of Global Business Management and Leadership Dean's Advisory Council. For his entrepreneurial success and service to ASU, Graham was awarded "Distinguished Alumnus" from the School of Global Management and Leadership.
Since 1993, Graham has worked with and educated thousands of individuals and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to private clients. Graham has been invited as an expert to present on topics, which include taxations, innovation, entrepreneurialism, globalization, wealth accumulation, capital markets, tax efficiencies, legacy planning, asset protection and business/practice succession. He has assisted small, middle market and large corporations in applying easy to implement financial engineering, marketing and operating programs to immediately improve short term results while maintaining long range investment strategy and continuity.
Graham is President and CEO of RG Capital, responsible for the company’s financial advisory, investment banking/consulting and corporate development business. He brings more than twelve years of experience in domestic and international strategic, financial, marketing, corporate development and operational management. Additionally, he has profitably managed three operating companies and three venture start-ups.
Chosen as a featured presenter for the Financial Advisor Symposium 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Arizona State University Financial Management Association, Graham was also honored in May 2007 to give a motivational convocation to the graduating students at ASU's School of Global Business Leadership and Management.
Graham was recently added to the "Distinguished Speaker Series" of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University in his home state of Michigan. His topic centered on "Globalization" and Michigan's opportunities to become globally competitive while promoting economic development and sustainability.
In May 2008, Graham received a Presidential Commission and a Reagan Congressional Commission by the National Republican Congressional Committee recognizing Graham’s lifelong commitment, contribution and service as a Republican.
Graham has lived in Arizona for sixteen years. He and his wife, Julia, reside in Phoenix with their four children. Graham and his family are active members of their church, local community. The Graham's help support international charities such as Healing Hands for Haiti, Freedom from Hunger and Micro Credit Enterprises.