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 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.
Elected in January, 2013, Graham is Chairman of the Arizona State Republican Party, responsible for leading the state’s GOP initiatives while overseeing and growing a well funded and organized party.
Graham’s accomplishments in business have been 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. Currently, Graham is months away from earning his Masters of Business Administration from the #1 ranked business school in the world, the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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.
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 both 2009 and 2010, Graham was invited to speak at the States and Nation Policy Summit hosted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and to Americans for Tax Reform, in Washington, D.C. Graham is a nationally recognized fiscal policy expert speaking on topics which include “Finding the Economic Advantage”, economic security, labor and commerce.
Graham is the author of Job Killers: The American Dream in Reverse. Job Killers highlights the negative impact modern labor unions are having on today’s economy and American jobs. http://www.jobkillers.com
Graham has lived in Arizona for 20 years. He and his wife, Julia, reside in Phoenix with their five children. Graham and his family are active members of their church and local community. Graham is a member of the Arizona School Choice Trust Board of Directors. Graham is also a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. The Grahams have helped support and serve local and international charities through their church and directly such as Catholic Charities, New Beginnings Women Shelter, My Sister’s Place, Saint Mary’s Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Healing Hands for Haiti, among others.
Updated February 19, 2013