Mr. Graham is the founder and Managing Principal of Graham Allen Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in buying and building technology and technology-enabled companies. Our transactions most often represent an opportunity for traditional business models to leverage technology to compete and win in new and transitioning markets. Mr. Graham leverages his long history of successfully acquiring and operating businesses to provide strategy and operations support to a growing portfolio of small and middle-market companies.
Tracy made a decision at a very young age that education would be his ticket out of the neighborhood on the southside of Chicago in which he grew up. He made tough decisions that would ultimately put him in a position to succeed. His hard work earned him a football scholarship to the University of Notre Dame to play for Coach Lou Holtz, which he now credits with changing the way he viewed both himself and the world, as well as, instilling in him the belief that he could achieve success while making a positive impact on his community.
After graduating from Notre Dame in 1995, Tracy founded his first company, CBD Networks. CBD would later become ISMG (Internet Services Management Group) and Tracy would lead the organization to become the second largest privately held ISP in the United States by acquiring and integrating 23 companies.
Next, he co-founded GramTel, Inc in partnership with Jordan Industries (a private equity firm headquartered in New York). Tracy served as President of GramTel, where he led the company to become the largest provider of managed data center services in the state of Indiana and the largest privately held provider in the Midwest. In 2007, he completed the successful sale of GramTel to Cincinnati Bell, Inc (a publicly traded telecommunications company).
Mr. Graham has a long history of community service, currently serving on the boards of 1st Source Bank, Beacon Health System, Davenport University, the Regional Development Authority of Northern Indiana’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and other civic organizations.