Brian Graves

Managing Director at Dresner Partners
(312) 780-7237

Brian Graves is a Managing Director at Dresner Partners and brings over 20 years of expertise to Sr. Executives, Board Members, Business Owners, and Private Equity Groups and focuses on helping clients buy, sell, and merge companies, structure security transactions, and raise capital through private placements.

Brian has advised Sr. Executives and Institutional Investors across most economic sectors (e.g. Healthcare, High Technology, Industrials, E-learning, Business & Financial Services, & Consumer Products, Energy) on a wide range of strategic growth, divestiture, turnaround, merger, and capital raising initiatives. His experience as a M&A Advisor, Strategy Consultant, Investment Executive, and Operating Leader has provided him with a strong network of Private Equity Investment Groups and Corporate Executives desiring to grow by acquisition and private capital investment. He has advised clients on M&A, investment, and capital structure opportunities ranging from $15 million to over $800 million.

Mr. Graves works with clients from most major metro areas and brings the full capability of the Dresner Team and its International Network of M&A Partners to CXOs, Family Investment Offices, and Private Equity Groups. His experience includes leadership and advisory roles with Ernst & Young's Strategic Advisory Services, Credit Suisse's HOLT Value Group, Mesirow Financial, and Motorola. He has advised leading institutional investment groups (e.g. Citibank Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management) in addition to leading Fortune 1000 companies, and Middle Market companies along with privately held high growth early to mid stage companies who all have one thing in common, a desire for "Wall Street Sophisticated Strategic Advise and Services" tailored to their organization's needs.


  • M.B.A. Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University


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