ROBERT S. GRAHAM
Robert S. Graham has an outstanding record of leadership and experience in serving Arizona residents and charitable organizations. Graham brings more than 21 years of experience in domestic and international corporate development and operational management. Graham, former President and CEO of RG Capital, was responsible for the company’s financial advisory, investment banking/consulting and corporate development business. He was Founder, Chairman and CEO of iNation, a Scottsdale-based data and digital technology company (SaaS), who launched a customer relationship management (CRM) tool designed for businesses and professionals worldwide. Graham’s private and public sector experience includes energy, enterprise data and digital, financial services, workflow and sales automation, cloud computing and open source strategies.
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 Advisor of the Year and has appeared in Forbes magazine.Elected in January 2013 and serving two terms through January 2017, Graham was 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. In 2015, Governor Doug Ducey and the State of Arizona appointed Graham to the Arizona Commission of African-American Affairs. His efforts lead to a Republican victory sweep in the 2014 mid-term and 2016 Presidential elections. Graham was surrogate and Senior Advisor to the Donald J. Trump campaign for President. He has been seen on national television such as CNN, MSNBC and FOX News.
Graham earned his MBA as an honors graduate from the prestigious Thunderbird of Global Management. Graham is a cum laude graduate from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management and Finance. Graham has served as the Chairman of 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.
Graham was added to the “Distinguished Speaker Series” of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University in Michigan. His topic centered on Michigan’s opportunities to become globally competitive while promoting economic development through innovation and creative technology solutions.
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 21 years. He and his wife, Julia, reside in Phoenix with their six children. Graham is the 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu National Champion and the 2018 Silver and Gold Medal recipient at the PAN American Championship. Graham and his family are active members of their church and local community. Graham is the Chairman of the Arizona School Choice Trust Board of Directors. The Graham Family continue to help and support local and international charities.